Connecticut, one of the main gateways to the stunning region of New England is a small state that’s jam-packed with history, culinary experiences, family friendly attractions and so much more. Perfect for fly/drive holidays, Connecticut spans 110 miles from east to west and just 70 miles from north to south. It’s a diverse state that offers the perfect experience for everyone who visits.
Getting to Connecticut from Ireland has never been easier. Aer Lingus operate direct flights year-round to Bradley International Airport, which is known as the gateway to New England. Just 20 minutes outside of Hartford, Connecticut, Bradley International Airport was recently voted the 3rd best airport in the USA by Conde Nast readers. Offering a stress free airport experience, Bradley is a very popular choice for Irish holiday makers who wish to explore Connecticut and the surrounding New England region.
Hartford is the state’s capital and this bustling city has many exciting attractions including the Mark Twain House, Wadsworth Atheneum, Harriet Beecher Stowe House and the Connecticut Science Center.
Located on the south-eastern corner of New Haven County, Madison is a quaint seaside town that’s perfect for a day or two of relaxation on your trip. Madison is all about its beaches and while there, a visit to the Hammonasset Beach State Park is a must.
Mystic is a seaside town and its home to the famous Seaport Museum which is filled with centuries old ships and it's also known for its fantastic aquarium, the Mystic Aquarium. A coastal breath of fresh air, Mystic is always a popular stop for those exploring Connecticut.
To experience all that this wonderful destination has to offer, we suggest the below 7 night itinerary.
1 night in Simsbury
2 nights in New Haven
1 night in Madison
2 nights in Mystic
1 night in Hartford
With endless things to do including zip-lining, culinary experiences, colonial history, excellent shopping and so much more, your time in Connecticut will be full of adventure.
Explore historic seaports, spend an afternoon in a museum, test your thrills white-water rafting or enjoy a Segway tour. The list of attractions in Connecticut is endless.
Connecticut is a fantastic shopping destination and throughout the State, you will find many shopping options including designer outlets, quaint boutiques and more.
Unique culinary experiences await you in Connecticut. Try some local fresh seafood, dine in a gourmet restaurant or enjoy one of the many brew pubs in the State.
From cosmopolitan cities to quaint New England towns, we offer a fantastic selection of hotels in Connecticut. So whether you’re travelling with your special someone, your family or your adventure loving friend, we have the best accommodation in Connecticut to suit you. READ MORE
Connecticut experiences a moderate climate. Winters are cold and temperatures can be as low as −3 °C. Snow is also common during the winter months. Summer time is warm throughout the state and temperatures normally average at around 21-24 °C. Fall is the best time to visit the State as weather is pleasant and the foliage stunning. It’s also important to note that the coastal areas experience warmer winters and cooler summers compared to their inland neighbours. Connecticut weather is also known to be unpredictable and can change at any moment. To quote long-time resident on the weather, ‘If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute’.
Connecticut has never been more accessible from Ireland with the direct Aer Lingus service from Dublin to Hartford. And, if you’d like more information on planning a trip to this fantastic New England state, you can contact our travel experts on 01-8173535 or via the contact form below.