30 days in Connecticut Itinerary

30 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Connecticut itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Mystic
— 9 nights
Drive
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Hartford
— 9 nights
Drive
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Norwalk
— 11 nights
Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Columbus

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Mystic

— 9 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Charles W. Morgan and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mystic: Fort Hill Farms (in Thompson), Taylor Brooke Winery (in Woodstock) and Meigs Point Nature Center (in Madison). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Mystic Museum of Art, immerse yourself in nature at Harkness Memorial State Park, examine the collection at Connecticut River Museum, and stroll through Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mystic trip itinerary builder site.

Columbus to Mystic is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Mystic sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hartford

— 9 nights
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Kent Falls State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Hartford: Chatfield Hollow State Park (in Killingworth), Sleeping Giant State Park (in Hamden) and Goshen (Sunset Meadow Vineyards & Thorncrest Farm and Milk House Chocolate). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Connecticut Science Center, admire the masterpieces at New Britain Museum of American Art, stroll through White Memorial Conservation Center, and examine the collection at New England Carousel Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hartford holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Mystic to Hartford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Hartford, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Norwalk.

Things to do in Hartford

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Norwalk

— 11 nights
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Maritime Aquarium and East Rock Park. Explore Norwalk's surroundings by going to New Haven (Audubon Whitney Arts District, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, &more), White Silo Farm & Winery (in Sherman) and Bull's Bridge (in Kent). There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, experience rural life at Blue Jay Orchards, see the interesting displays at Danbury Railway Museum, and explore the activities along Lovers Leap State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Norwalk attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hartford to Norwalk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Norwalk, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Norwalk

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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.