9 days in Connecticut Itinerary

9 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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Norwalk
— 1 night
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Mystic
— 3 nights
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Hartford
— 2 nights
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Litchfield
— 2 nights
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Norwalk

— 1 night
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Maritime Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Bronx Zoo, then trek along Norwalk River Valley Trail, and then trek along Pequonnock River Trail.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Norwalk travel itinerary planner.

Philadelphia to Norwalk is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mystic

— 3 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Step out of Mystic to go to East Haddam and see Gillette Castle State Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Mystic Seaport Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Liberty Pole Square, contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village, and try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

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Getting from Norwalk to Mystic by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mystic are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Hartford

— 2 nights
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. On the 18th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Hill-Stead Museum, admire the masterpieces at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and then contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Old Sturbridge Village and then get in on the family fun at Six Flags New England.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hartford visit planner.

Drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Litchfield.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Litchfield

— 2 nights
Litchfield is a town in and former county seat of Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Monument Mountain, then admire the sheer force of Kent Falls State Park, and then do a tasting at Haight-Brown Vineyard.

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Getting from Hartford to Litchfield by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Litchfield

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Connecticut travel guide

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Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.