4 days in Connecticut Itinerary

4 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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Fly to New York JFK, Train to New Haven
New Haven
— 2 nights
— 1 night


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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Haven: Mystic (Olde Mistick Village, Mystic Aquarium, &more), The Mark Twain House & Museum (in Hartford) and Wickham Park (in Manchester).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the New Haven online trip builder.

Washington DC to New Haven is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get slightly colder in New Haven: highs are around 81°F and lows about 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mashantucket.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips


— 1 night
On the 12th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Slater Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, and then try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mashantucket trip planner.

Drive from New Haven to Mashantucket in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Mashantucket, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mashantucket

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Connecticut travel guide

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.