9 days in Connecticut Itinerary

9 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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9 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Hartford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mystic
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Norwalk
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Get outdoors at Kent Falls State Park and Elizabeth Park. The Mark Twain House & Museum and New Britain Museum of American Art will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hartford: Sleeping Giant State Park (in Hamden), Sunset Meadow Vineyards (in Goshen) and Walker Road Vineyards (in Woodbury). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Dinosaur State Park & Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Onyx Moonshine, and steep yourself in history at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Hartford trip itinerary maker website .

Dallas to Hartford is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in September: high temperatures in Hartford hover around 78°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Dinosaur State Park & Museum, Kent Falls State Park, Elizabeth Park, New England Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
New England Air Museum ©
New England Air Museum
New Britain Museum of American Art ©
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center ©
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

3
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Visit Old Lighthouse Museum and Elm Grove Cemetery for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Mystic Seaport Museum and Fort Trumbull State Park. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Griswold Museum, admire the majestic nature at Harkness Memorial State Park, try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mystic travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hartford to Mystic takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Mystic are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Norwalk.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mashantucket, Harkness Memorial State Park, Florence Griswold Museum, Fort Trumbull State Park, The Stonington Lighthouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
Florence Griswold Museum ©
Florence Griswold Museum
The Stonington Lighthouse Museum ©
The Stonington Lighthouse Museum

2
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Silver Sands State Park, then admire the masterpieces at Yale Center for British Art, then learn about winemaking at Jones Family Farm, and finally trek along Norwalk River Valley Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at White Silo Farm & Winery and then kick back and relax at Walnut Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Norwalk vacation planner.

You can drive from Mystic to Norwalk in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Norwalk can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Milford, Norwalk River Valley Trail, Yale Center for British Art, White Silo Farm & Winery, Jones Family Farm
Highlights from your plan
Yale Center for British Art ©
Yale Center for British Art
Silver Sands State Park ©
Silver Sands State Park
White Silo Farm & Winery ©
White Silo Farm & Winery

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