8 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

8 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

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Fly
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Newport
— 3 nights
Ferry
2
New Shoreham, Block Island
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Jamestown
— 2 nights
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Newport

— 3 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brenton Point State Park and Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Chatham) and Church of the Transfiguration (in Orleans). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Cliff Walk, take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, visit a coastal fixture at Rose Island Lightouse, and examine the collection at The Breakers.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Newport trip planner.

Newark to Newport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in April; daily highs in Newport reach 54°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Shoreham, Block Island

— 2 nights
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, then hike along Greenway Walking Trails, and then experience rural life at Abrams Animal Farm. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Island Free Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sachem Pond Wildlife Refuge, and then kick back and relax at Coast Guard Beach.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Shoreham trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Newport to New Shoreham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jamestown.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Jamestown

— 2 nights
Jamestown is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Wetherill State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at John H. Chafee Nature Preserve, and finally take in the views from Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jamestown online travel route planner.

Getting from New Shoreham to Jamestown by car takes about 2 hours. In April in Jamestown, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jamestown

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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.