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Hartford to Waltham drive

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 Old Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts)
 Auburn (Massachusetts)
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Hartford to Waltham road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Hartford to Waltham. If you're planning a road trip to Waltham, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Hartford and Waltham. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Hartford and Waltham. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Hartford
drive for about 30 minutes

10:30 am  Willington
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:30 am
drive for about 29 minutes

11:58 am  Old Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:58 pm
drive for about 24 minutes

1:22 pm  Auburn (Massachusetts)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:22 pm
drive for about 24 minutes

2:46 pm  Northborough
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:46 pm
drive for about 23 minutes

4:09 pm  Framingham
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:09 pm
drive for about 22 minutes

5:31 pm  arrive in Waltham
eat at Island Creek Oyster Bar
stay at Hotel Commonwealth

driving ≈ 2.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?


Old Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts)  (4 mentions)

Auburn (Massachusetts)



Where's the best place to stay in Waltham?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Waltham.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Commonwealth, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Charles Hotel  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Waltham? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Waltham?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Island Creek Oyster Bar, which was mentioned 8 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Alden & Harlow  (7 mentions)
Sarma Restaurant  (5 mentions)
Eastern Standard  (4 mentions)
Saloon  (4 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Waltham? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Waltham?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Fenway Park  (26 mentions)
Harvard Square  (18 mentions)
Harvard University  (17 mentions)
The Garment District  (5 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Waltham.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Waltham to Hartford drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Hartford? Try searching for places within 2 hours of Hartford.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Hartford to Waltham. Or get a full Hartford to Waltham flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Hartford well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Hartford!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 94 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 40 minutes
12 Hartford travel answers
1 Waltham travel answer


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