9 days in Connecticut Itinerary

9 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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9 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Hartford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mystic
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
New Haven
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hartford: Old Sturbridge Village (in Sturbridge) and Norman Rockwell Museum (in Stockbridge). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Six Flags New England, take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabeth Park, ponder the world of politics at Connecticut State Capitol, and browse the exhibits of The Mark Twain House & Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hartford trip planner .

Charlotte to Hartford is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Charlotte in August, expect Hartford to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Elizabeth Park, Old Sturbridge Village, Six Flags New England, Norman Rockwell Museum
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The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Six Flags New England ©
Six Flags New England
Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Norman Rockwell Museum

3
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mystic: Colt State Park (in Bristol) and Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Mystic Aquarium, snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge, examine the collection at The Submarine Force Museum, and try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mystic day trip app .

You can drive from Hartford to Mystic in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to New Haven.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

The Submarine Force Museum, Gillette Castle State Park, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Colt State Park
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park

3
nights
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from New Haven: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Montauk) and The Maritime Aquarium (in Norwalk). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hammonasset Beach State Park, admire the landmark architecture of New Haven Railroad Station, and get a new perspective on nature at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New Haven tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Mystic to New Haven takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in New Haven are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Haven

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Hammonasset Beach State Park, The Maritime Aquarium
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Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Maritime Aquarium ©
The Maritime Aquarium

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