8 days in Hartford, Mystic & Hyde Park Itinerary

8 days in Hartford, Mystic & Hyde Park Itinerary

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8 days in Hartford, Mystic & Hyde Park Itinerary

Start: Hartford
1
Hartford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mystic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hyde Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Hartford

1
night
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes CRRA Trash Museum as well as Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, see the interesting displays at CRRA Trash Museum, steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and finally explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Old Sturbridge Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Joseph, and then admire the striking features of Connecticut State Capitol.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Hartford. In September in Hartford, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yale University Art Gallery, Old Sturbridge Village
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The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Old Sturbridge Village ©
Old Sturbridge Village
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery

3
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
You've now added Mystic Seaport Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mystic Aquarium, and then try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Gillette Castle State Park, stop by The Book Barn, then contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village, and finally snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mystic route planning website .

You can drive from Hartford to Mystic in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September in Mystic, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hyde Park.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Groton, Gillette Castle State Park, The Book Barn, Foxwoods Resort Casino
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

3
nights
Hyde Park

Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. You've now added Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to New Paltz (G. Steve Jordan Gallery & Historic Huguenot Street), Pride of the Hudson (in Newburgh) and Storm King Art Center (in New Windsor). The adventure continues: take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and contemplate the long history of Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyde Park sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Mystic to Hyde Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Mystic in September, expect little chillier with lows of 53°F in Hyde Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

New Paltz, Pride of the Hudson, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Storm King Art Center
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