12 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

12 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

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Newport
— 7 nights
Ferry
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New Shoreham, Block Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to Newport Visitor Center, Fly to Los Angeles

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Newport

— 7 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Glass Station (in Wakefield), Foolproof Brewing Company (in Pawtucket) and Cranston Public Library, William Hall Library (in Cranston). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Elms, see the interesting displays at The Breakers, explore the world behind art at RISD Museum, and see a show at Providence Performing Arts Center.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Newport itinerary builder tool.

Los Angeles to Newport is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Newport hover around 37°F and lows are around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Shoreham, Block Island

— 4 nights
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. New Shoreham is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get lost in a book at Island Free Library, take in panoramic vistas at Clayhead Salon & Spa, look for gifts at Block Island Trading Company, and relax in the rural setting at Abrams Animal Farm.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Shoreham trip itinerary builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Newport to New Shoreham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rhode Island travel guide

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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.