11 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

11 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rhode Island travel planner

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Bristol
— 1 day
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New Shoreham, Block Island
— 2 nights
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Charlestown
— 1 night
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Narragansett
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Providence
— 3 nights
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Bristol

— 1 day
Bristol is a town in the historic county seat of Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Touisset Marsh Wildlife Refuge, then stroll through Audubon Society Environmental Education Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Independence Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Patamecanique.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bristol road trip planning tool.

Boston to Bristol is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

New Shoreham, Block Island

— 2 nights
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy breathtaking views from Clayhead Salon & Spa, then relax in the rural setting at Abrams Animal Farm, and finally kick back and relax at Fred Benson Town Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sachem Pond Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sand and surf at Coast Guard Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenway Walking Trails, and finally shop like a local with Spring Street Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New Shoreham route builder.

Traveling by car from Bristol to New Shoreham takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Bristol, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Shoreham, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Charlestown.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Charlestown

— 1 night
Charlestown is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Kingstown Town Beach, and then kick back and relax at Blue Shutters Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Charlestown online vacation planner.

Drive from New Shoreham to Charlestown in 2 hours. July in Charlestown sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Narragansett.

Things to do in Charlestown

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Narragansett

— 2 nights
Narragansett is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. On the 21st (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Fishermen's Memorial State Park & Campground, then stroll through Salty Brine State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Skip's Dock, and finally pause for some photo ops at Point Judith Fisherman's Memorial. On your second day here, explore the activities along Wickford Harbor, take in nature's colorful creations at The Farmer's Daughter, take a peaceful walk through Kinney Azalea Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Proclamation Ale Company, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Southern Rhode Island Green Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Narragansett planner.

Narragansett is very close to Charlestown. In July in Narragansett, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Narragansett

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Easton's Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co., then tour the pleasant surroundings at Third Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sachuest Beach (Second Beach). On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Brenton Point State Park, admire the landmark architecture of Isaac Bell House, then steep yourself in history at Chateau-sur-Mer, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Newport online travel route builder.

Newport is very close to Narragansett. July in Newport sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Providence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Providence

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Roger Williams National Memorial, take an in-depth tour of John Brown House Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Stephen Hopkins House, and finally stop by College Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Water Place Park, then get great views at Prospect Terrace, then get engrossed in the history at Lippitt House Museum, and finally stroll around India Point Park.

Find out how to plan Providence trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Newport to Providence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Providence are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Providence

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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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