5 days in Connecticut Itinerary

5 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Connecticut trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Hartford
— 1 night
Drive
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Mystic
— 3 nights
Fly

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Hartford

— 1 night
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum and then trek along Talcott Mountain State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at Yale University and then admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hartford vacation maker app.

Des Moines to Hartford is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Des Moines to Hartford. In October in Hartford, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Mystic

— 3 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Step out of Mystic with an excursion to Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Mystic Seaport Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Mystic Aquarium, try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mystic trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hartford to Mystic takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums · Outdoors · 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.