6 days in Connecticut Itinerary

6 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Connecticut vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Hartford
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Haven
— 1 night
Drive
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Mystic
— 2 nights
Fly

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Hartford

— 2 nights
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. The Mark Twain House & Museum has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Silver Sands State Park and Elizabeth Park. Yale University Art Gallery and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Hartford side-trips: Old Sturbridge Village (in Sturbridge) and New Haven Railroad Station (in New Haven).

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Grand Rapids to Hartford is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hartford when traveling from Grand Rapids in July, with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to New Haven.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

New Haven

— 1 night
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. For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New Haven trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Hartford to New Haven takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 68°F. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Mystic.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Mystic

— 2 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Stonington Vineyards has been added to your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Misquamicut State Beach and Narragansett Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Olde Mistick Village and Elm Grove Cemetery. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, take in the pleasant sights at Mystic River Historical Society, and see the sky in a new way at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Traveling by car from New Haven to Mystic takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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.