16 days in Connecticut Itinerary

16 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mystic
— 5 nights
2
Norwalk
— 4 nights
3
Hartford
— 6 nights

5
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Charles W. Morgan and The Stonington Lighthouse Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mystic Seaport Museum and Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mystic: Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam) and Connecticut River Museum (in Essex). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village, brush up on your military savvy at USS Nautilus, stroll the grounds of Elm Grove Cemetery, and enjoy the sea views from Avery Point Light.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Mystic sightseeing planner.

Boston to Mystic is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In October, daytime highs in Mystic are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Norwalk.

Things to do in Mystic

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Groton, New London, Gillette Castle State Park, Tantaquidgeon Museum, Florence Griswold Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Stonington Lighthouse Museum ©
The Stonington Lighthouse Museum
USS Nautilus ©
USS Nautilus
Florence Griswold Museum ©
Florence Griswold Museum

4
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Yale Center for British Art and Shore Line Trolley Museum. Popular historic sites such as Weir Farm National Historic Site and First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norwalk: New Haven (Knights of Columbus Museum & Yale University Art Gallery), Pequonnock River Trail (in Trumbull) and Brookfield (Gurski Farm- Williams Park & Happy Landings Farm). The adventure continues: hike along Tarrywile Park & Mansion, immerse yourself in nature at Silver Sands State Park, stroll through Norwalk River Valley Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Perry House.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Norwalk itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Mystic to Norwalk takes 1.5 hours. In October in Norwalk, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

New Haven, Wilton, Brookfield, Tarrywile Park & Mansion, Perry House
Highlights from your plan
Knights of Columbus Museum ©
Knights of Columbus Museum
Weir Farm National Historic Site ©
Weir Farm National Historic Site
Yale Center for British Art ©
Yale Center for British Art

6
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at The Mark Twain House & Museum and Old Wethersfield. Take a break from the city and head to Kent Falls State Park and West Hartford Reservoir. Venture out of the city with trips to Sleeping Giant State Park (in Hamden), Saint Anne's Church (in Waterbury) and Hollister House Garden (in Washington). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Hill-Stead Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Talcott Mountain State Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cedar Hill Cemetery, and learn more about the world around you at Dinosaur State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hartford trip maker.

You can drive from Norwalk to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

West Hartford, Talcott Mountain State Park, Kent Falls State Park, Sleeping Giant State Park, Saint Anne's Church
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Hill Cemetery ©
Cedar Hill Cemetery
New Britain Museum of American Art ©
New Britain Museum of American Art
New England Air Museum ©
New England Air Museum

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