8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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1
Norwalk
— 1 night
2
Mystic
— 4 nights
3
Hartford
— 2 nights

1
night
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. On the 5th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Silver Sands State Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, and then deepen your understanding at Yale University.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Norwalk day trip planning site.

Philadelphia to Norwalk is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Norwalk

Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Haven, Silver Sands State Park, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Yale University ©
Yale University
Boat Tours & Water Sports

4
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Get out of town with these interesting Mystic side-trips: East Haddam (Ray of Light Farm & Gillette Castle State Park). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mystic Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pleasure Beach, and take in the views from Mystic River Bascule Bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mystic trip planner.

You can drive from Norwalk to Mystic in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mystic can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Groton, East Haddam, Fort Trumbull State Park, Pleasure Beach, Foxwoods Resort Casino
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

2
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. On the 11th (Tue), walk around Wickham Park, then admire the masterpieces at Hill-Stead Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum, and finally make a trip to Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at New England Air Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and then head off the coast to Thimble Islands.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hartford tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Hartford are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hill-Stead Museum, Wickham Park, New England Air Museum, Thimble Islands
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ©
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
New England Air Museum ©
New England Air Museum

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