5 days in Connecticut Itinerary

5 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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Mystic
— 2 nights
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Hartford
— 2 nights
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Mystic — 2 nights

A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Mystic Seaport Museum, meet the residents at Mystic Aquarium, and then try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mystic tour itinerary planning site.

Boston to Mystic is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hartford.
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Shopping · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Hartford — 2 nights

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hartford: The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home (in Lenox), Norman Rockwell Museum (in Stockbridge) and Old Sturbridge Village (in Sturbridge). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum, ponder the world of politics at Connecticut State Capitol, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Berkshire Mountain Distillers, and make a splash at Six Flags New England.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hartford trip itinerary planner.

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 October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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Connecticut travel guide

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Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
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.
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