6 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

6 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rhode Island attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Providence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Warwick
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Newport
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Lizzie Borden House, explore the world behind art at RISD Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Lippitt House Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Historic Federal Hill, get to know the resident critters at Roger Williams Park Zoo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Providence Performing Arts Center.

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Minneapolis to Providence is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Providence. In August, daily temperatures in Providence can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Warwick.

Things to do in Providence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Warwick

— 2 nights
Warwick is a city in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Foxwoods, then do a tasting at Jonathan Edwards Winery, and then relax in the rural setting at Buttonwood Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Oakland Beach, admire the majestic nature at Rocky Point Walking Path, then stroll around Goddard State Park, and finally stop by Sweet Twist.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Warwick route planner.

Warwick is just a stone's throw from Providence. In August, daily temperatures in Warwick can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Warwick

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Newport

— 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 26th (Thu), examine the collection at The Breakers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliff Walk, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Newport Car Museum and then take in the local highlights with Rhode Island Red Food Tours.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Newport trip builder.

You can drive from Warwick to Newport in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Newport are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Newport

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

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.