22 days in Connecticut Itinerary

22 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Connecticut travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Newark, Train to Hartford
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Hartford
— 5 nights
Drive
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Washington
— 5 nights
Drive
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Norwalk
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mystic
— 5 nights
Drive to Logan International Airport, Fly to Cape Town

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Hartford

— 5 nights
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Change things up with a short trip to Hubbard Park in Meriden (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Mark Twain House & Museum, trek along West Hartford Reservoir, browse the exhibits of Webb Deane Stevens Museum, and have fun and explore at Kidcity Children's Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hartford route planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Hartford is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In December, Hartford is colder than Cape Town - with highs of 6°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Washington.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Washington

— 5 nights
Washington is a rural town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. Get out of town with these interesting Washington side-trips: Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum (in Torrington), Soldiers' Monument and Memorial Park (in Winsted) and Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument (in East Canaan). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Gunn Historical Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Litchfield Distillery, identify plant and animal life at Macricostas Preserve, and do a tasting at Sunset Meadow Vineyards.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hartford to Washington takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Norwalk.

Things to do in Washington

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Norwalk

— 5 nights
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Venture out of the city with trips to Osborne Homestead Museum (in Derby), New Haven (Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center, &more) and Jones Family Farm (in Shelton). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Maritime Aquarium, take an in-depth tour of Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Two Roads Brewing Company, and explore the world behind art at Bruce Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Norwalk trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Washington to Norwalk by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Norwalk can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Norwalk

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mystic

— 5 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mystic: East Haddam (Ray of Light Farm & Gillette Castle State Park). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, get engrossed in the history at Tantaquidgeon Museum, steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village, and look and learn at Mystic Seaport Museum.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mystic travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Norwalk to Mystic takes 1.5 hours. December in Mystic sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.