9 days in Fairfax County, Connecticut & New Harbor Itinerary

9 days in Fairfax County, Connecticut & New Harbor Itinerary

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Reston
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Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New Haven
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New Haven
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Mystic
— 2 nights
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New Harbor
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Drive to Portland International Jetport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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Reston

— 1 night
Reston is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sully Historic Site, then see 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: explore the wealth of natural beauty at 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 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Haven.

Things to do in Reston

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Haven

— 2 nights
New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. On the 13th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Hammonasset Beach State Park, stroll through A Place Called Hope, and then get engrossed in the 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, then relax 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 83°F, while at night they dip to 68°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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mystic

— 2 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look and learn at Mystic Seaport Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Mystic Aquarium, then stop by Mystic Knotwork, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Submarine Force Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Tantaquidgeon Museum, then try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and finally contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mystic trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from New Haven to Mystic in an hour. Another option is to take a train. July in Mystic sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Harbor.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

New Harbor

— 3 nights
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: Todd Audubon Sanctuary at Hog Island (in Bremen), Newcastle (Split Rock Distilling & Dodge Point Public Reserved Land) and La Verna Preserve (in Bristol). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, see human ingenuity at work at The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam, enjoy the sand and surf at Pemaquid Beach Park, 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 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Harbor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fairfax County travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Fairfax County is the most populous commonwealth in the state, and is best known for sheltering national intelligence groups such as the Central Intelligence Agency. The county played a vital role in early American history--it was explored by Captain John Smith, and George Washington built Mount Vernon atop one of its hills. The Potomac River separates the area from Washington, D.C. Communities within the county are connected by well-maintained bike lanes that allow residents to commute to work through the countryside.

Connecticut travel guide

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Aquariums · Theaters · Observatories
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.