8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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

2
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): hike along Pequonnock River Trail. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Sheffield Island Lighthouse, then observe the fascinating underwater world at The Maritime Aquarium, and then immerse yourself in nature at Silver Sands State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Norwalk road trip planner.

Louisville to Norwalk is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Norwalk are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Haven, Pequonnock River Trail, Silver Sands State Park, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Silver Sands State Park ©
Silver Sands State Park
Sheffield Island Lighthouse ©
Sheffield Island Lighthouse
The Maritime Aquarium ©
The Maritime Aquarium

3
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Change things up with a short trip to Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Mystic Aquarium, go for a walk through Mystic River Historical Society, and try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Mystic online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Norwalk to Mystic takes 1.5 hours. July in Mystic sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Submarine Force Museum, Hammonasset Beach State Park, 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 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Elizabeth Park, and then find something for the whole family at Lake Compounce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at A Place Called Hope, head off the coast to Thimble Islands, and then don't miss a visit to Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hartford online tour planner.

You can drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Elizabeth Park, Lake Compounce, Thimble Islands, A Place Called Hope
Highlights from your plan
Elizabeth Park ©
Elizabeth Park
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Lake Compounce ©
Lake Compounce

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