8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  3 h 45 min
1
Milford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Mystic
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hartford
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Milford

Milford ©
Milford is a Coterminous municipality within Coastal Connecticut and New Haven County, Connecticut, between Bridgeport, Connecticut and New Haven, Connecticut. On the 22nd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery and then admire all the interesting features of Yale University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): find something for the whole family at The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum and then meet the residents at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Milford itinerary builder app

Philadelphia to Milford is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In October, daytime highs in Milford are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Milford

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

New Haven, The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum, The Maritime Aquarium
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Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Yale University ©
Yale University

2
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Mystic is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport, explore and take pictures at Charles W. Morgan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mystic Aquarium, and take in the pleasant sights at Mystic River Historical Society.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Mystic journey planner

You can drive from Milford to Mystic in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Mashantucket, The Submarine Force Museum
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

3
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hartford: Priam Vineyards (in Colchester) and Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Mark Twain House & Museum, get outside with The Adventure Park at Storrs, explore the world behind art at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and find something for the whole family at Lake Compounce.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hartford trip planning site

Drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Priam Vineyards, New Britain Museum of American Art, The Adventure Park at Storrs, Gillette Castle State Park, Elizabeth Park
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ©
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
The Adventure Park at Storrs ©
The Adventure Park at Storrs

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