9 days in Connecticut Itinerary

9 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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9 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
+3
Fly + bus + subway + train:  6​h 15​min
1
New Haven
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Mystic
— 5 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

3
nights
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Yale University Art Gallery and Compo Beach. Relax by the water at Hammonasset Beach State Park and Walnut Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hill-Stead Museum (in Farmington), Hartford (The Mark Twain House & Museum & Harriet Beecher Stowe Center) and Sasko Beach (in Fairfield). It doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Two Roads Brewing Company and do a tasting at Gouveia Vineyards.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Haven trip builder app .

Pittsburgh to New Haven is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. In May in New Haven, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in New Haven

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hartford, Hill-Stead Museum, Compo Beach, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Sasko Beach
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Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center ©
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

5
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mystic Aquarium and Mystic River Bascule Bridge. You'll get in some beach time at Olde Mistick Village and Foxwoods Resort Casino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mystic: Prudence Crandall Museum (in Canterbury) and Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, explore the galleries of Florence Griswold Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Mystic River Historical Society, and steep yourself in history at Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer House.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mystic road trip planning site .

Drive from New Haven to Mystic in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stonington, Groton, Prudence Crandall Museum, Gillette Castle State Park, Florence Griswold Museum
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village
Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park

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