10 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

10 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rhode Island visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Providence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bristol
— 1 night
Drive
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Narragansett
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Ferry
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New Shoreham
— 1 night
Drive
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Westerly
— 1 night
Drive

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Providence

— 2 nights

The Renaissance City

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Providence: Castle Island Brewing Company (in Norwood), Plymouth (Plimoth Patuxet, The Jenney, &more) and Concord (The Old Manse, Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Lizzie Borden House, visit a coastal fixture at Nobska Point Lighthouse, take in nature's colorful creations at Highfield Hall & Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Lippitt House Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Providence trip planner.

Philadelphia to Providence is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, expect Providence to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Providence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bristol

— 1 night
Bristol is a town in the historic county seat of Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at New Bedford Whaling Museum, admire the natural beauty at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, then admire the majestic nature at Colt State Park, and finally stroll through Audubon Society Environmental Education Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bristol trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Providence to Bristol in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Bristol can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Narragansett.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Narragansett

— 1 night
Narragansett is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take a leisurely stroll along Skip's Dock, and then admire the striking features of The Towers.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Narragansett travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bristol to Narragansett takes an hour. While traveling from Bristol, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Narragansett, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Narragansett

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Newport

— 3 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum), Coonamessett Farm (in Falmouth) and Titcomb's Bookshop (in East Sandwich). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Newport sightseeing app.

Newport is just a stone's throw from Narragansett. In June in Newport, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Newport

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Shoreham

— 1 night
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Sachem Pond Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sea views from South East Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Mohegan Bluffs, and finally experience rural life at Abrams Animal Farm.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Shoreham trip builder.

Getting from Newport to New Shoreham by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Westerly.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Westerly

— 1 night
Westerly is a town on the southwestern shoreline of Washington County, Rhode Island, United States founded in 1669 by John Babcock. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): make a trip to Mystic & Shoreline Visitor Information Center, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mystic Aquarium, then try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and finally stroll around Westerly Library & Wilcox Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Westerly trip builder site.

You can drive from New Shoreham to Westerly in 2 hours. June in Westerly sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Westerly

Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.

Block Island travel guide

4.3
Geologic Formations · Lighthouses · Beaches
Block Island is located off the coast of the U.S. state of Rhode Island, named after Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 14mi east of Montauk Point, Long Island, New York, and 13mi south from mainland Rhode Island, from which it is separated by Block Island Sound.The United States Census Bureau defines Block Island as census tract 415 of Washington County, Rhode Island. As of the 2010 Census, the island's population is 1,051 living on a land area of 9.734sqmi. The island is part of the Outer Lands region, a coastal archipelago.The Nature Conservancy added Block Island to its list of "The Last Great Places", which consists of 12 sites in the western hemisphere. About 40 percent of the island is set aside for conservation. Presidents Bill Clinton, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Ulysses S. Grant have visited Block Island. Other famous visitors include Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh, who each visited the island in 1929.

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