8 days in Connecticut, Newport & Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

8 days in Connecticut, Newport & Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

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8 days in Connecticut, Newport & Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Norwich
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Essex
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Edgartown
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Seattle

1
night
Norwich

Norwich ©
Norwich, known as 'The Rose of New England', is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, and then try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Norwich day trip site .

Seattle to Norwich is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Norwich due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Essex.

Things to do in Norwich

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Mystic, Foxwoods Resort Casino
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Foxwoods Resort Casino ©
Foxwoods Resort Casino

1
night
Essex

Essex ©
Essex is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. On the 23rd (Wed), go for a walk through Main Street Park, Essex Village, admire the masterpieces at Florence Griswold Museum, then head outdoors with Sculpture Grounds, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at A Place Called Hope.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Essex trip planner .

Traveling by car from Norwich to Essex takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Essex

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Old Lyme, A Place Called Hope
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Florence Griswold Museum ©
Florence Griswold Museum

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich), Plymouth (Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth Rock, & more) and Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Breakers, cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, and admire the landmark architecture of The Elms.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Essex to Newport takes 1.5 hours. October in Newport sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Edgartown.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Plymouth, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Shining Sea Bikeway
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation

2
nights
Edgartown

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): play a few rounds at Farm Neck Golf Club, then make a trip to Flying Horses Carousel, then admire the striking features of Trinity Park Tabernacle, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Edgartown Lighthouse. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Mytoi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Polly Hill Arboretum, and then take a stroll through Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA).

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Edgartown trip planner.

Drive from Newport to Edgartown in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edgartown

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oak Bluffs, Polly Hill Arboretum
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Farm Neck Golf Club ©
Farm Neck Golf Club
Edgartown Lighthouse ©
Edgartown Lighthouse
Trinity Park Tabernacle ©
Trinity Park Tabernacle

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