9 days in Connecticut Itinerary

9 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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9 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Norwalk
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Mystic
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hartford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Litchfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery and then observe the fascinating underwater world at The Maritime Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bronx Zoo, then trek along Norwalk River Valley Trail, and then stroll through Pequonnock River Trail.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Norwalk trip itinerary planner .

Philadelphia to Norwalk is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In October, daily temperatures in Norwalk can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 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

Side Trips

Norwalk River Valley Trail, Pequonnock River Trail, Bronx Zoo, Yale University Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
The Maritime Aquarium ©
The Maritime Aquarium
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
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.
Step out of Mystic with an excursion to Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, observe the fascinating underwater world at Mystic Aquarium, and contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mystic holiday builder app .

Drive from Norwalk to Mystic in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Foxwoods Resort Casino, Gillette Castle State Park, The Submarine Force Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

2
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Hill-Stead Museum, explore the world behind art at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and then steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): explore the galleries of Old Sturbridge Village and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags New England.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hartford tour planner .

Drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. October in Hartford sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Litchfield.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Old Sturbridge Village, Hill-Stead Museum, Six Flags New England
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Old Sturbridge Village ©
Old Sturbridge Village
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ©
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

2
nights
Litchfield

Litchfield ©
Litchfield is a town in and former county seat of Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monument Mountain, then admire the sheer force of Kent Falls State Park, and then do a tasting at Haight-Brown Vineyard.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Litchfield visit website .

Getting from Hartford to Litchfield by car takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Litchfield are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Litchfield

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Monument Mountain, Kent Falls State Park, Walker Road Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Kent Falls State Park ©
Kent Falls State Park
White Memorial Conservation Center ©
White Memorial Conservation Center
Haight-Brown Vineyard ©
Haight-Brown Vineyard

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