9 days in Connecticut & Hershey Itinerary

9 days in Connecticut & Hershey Itinerary

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Mystic
— 2 nights
2
New Haven
— 2 nights
3
Hershey
— 3 nights

2
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Elm Grove Cemetery, examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, thenmeet the residents at Mystic Aquarium, and finally steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the pleasant sights at Liberty Pole Square, go for a walk through Mystic River Historical Society, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Misquamicut State Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mystic online visit planner.

Kalona to Mystic is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Mystic sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to New Haven.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Misquamicut State Beach
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Misquamicut State Beach ©
Misquamicut State Beach
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

2
nights
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Hammonasset Beach State Park, get a new perspective on nature at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, thenexplore the world behind art at Yale Center for British Art, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): get lost in a book at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, thensteep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, and then deepen your understanding at Yale University.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New Haven trip planner.

Drive from Mystic to New Haven in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in New Haven sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hammonasset Beach State Park, The Mark Twain House & Museum
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Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park

3
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, thenstroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at AACA Museum, Inc., do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery, thenadmire the natural beauty at Hershey Gardens, and finally meet the residents at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hershey vacation tool.

Getting from New Haven to Hershey by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gettysburg
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

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