8 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

8 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rhode Island visit planner

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Fly to Providence, Ferry to New Shoreham
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New Shoreham, Block Island
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 5 nights
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New Shoreham, Block Island

— 2 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: take in the dramatic natural features at Mohegan Bluffs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sachem Pond Wildlife Refuge, visit a coastal fixture at North Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coast Guard Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Shoreham journey planner.

Newark to New Shoreham is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for little chillier days in New Shoreham, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Newport.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Newport

— 5 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: East Beach (in Charlestown), Kinney Azalea Garden (in Kingston) and Misquamicut State Beach (in Misquamicut). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Breakers, admire the landmark architecture of The Elms, sample some tasty brews at Rhode Island Red Food Tours, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Newport route app.

You can ride a ferry from New Shoreham to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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.