9 days in Fairfax County, Connecticut & New Harbor Itinerary

9 days in Fairfax County, Connecticut & New Harbor Itinerary

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Reston
— 1 night
2
New Haven
— 2 nights
3
Mystic
— 2 nights
4
New Harbor
— 3 nights

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Reston

Reston ©
Reston is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, within the Washington, D.C. On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Sully Historic Site, thensee the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Ono Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and then steep yourself in history at Little Library.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Reston trip planner.

Washington DC to Reston is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington DC in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Reston, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Haven.

Things to do in Reston

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chantilly, Vienna
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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Sully Historic Site ©
Sully Historic Site

2
nights
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. On the 13th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Hammonasset Beach State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at A Place Called Hope, and then steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenrelax in the rural setting at B&B Flower Farm, and finally get lost in a book at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New Haven vacation site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reston to New Haven. In July, daily temperatures in New Haven can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Boat Tours & Water Sports, A Place Called Hope, B&B Flower Farm, Hammonasset Beach State Park, The Mark Twain House & Museum
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Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library ©
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum

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Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Mystic Aquarium, thenstop by Mystic Knotwork, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Submarine Force Museum, take an in-depth tour of Tantaquidgeon Museum, thentry your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and finally contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mystic road trip planning tool.

You can drive from New Haven to Mystic in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Harbor.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Casinos Parks

Side Trips

The Submarine Force Museum, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Tantaquidgeon Museum
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

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nights
New Harbor

New Harbor ©
New Harbor is a small coastal village in the town of Bristol, in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Harbor: La Verna Preserve (in Bristol), Swan Island Wildlife Management Area (in Richmond) and Newcastle (Split Rock Distilling & Dodge Point Public Reserved Land). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Pemaquid Beach Park, admire the engineering at The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam, and stroll through Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New Harbor sightseeing planner.

Getting from Mystic to New Harbor by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mystic in July, New Harbor is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Harbor

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bristol, Newcastle, Swan Island Wildlife Management Area, Todd Audubon Sanctuary at Hog Island, Round Pond Art Gallery and Shoppe
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Swan Island Wildlife Management Area ©
Swan Island Wildlife Management Area
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site ©
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site

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