13 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

13 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

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Bus to Gateway Center, Newport, RI, Ferry to New Shoreham
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New Shoreham, Block Island
— 5 nights
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Newport
— 7 nights
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New Shoreham, Block Island — 5 nights

New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mohegan Bluffs and Spring Street Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sachem Pond Wildlife Refuge, get engrossed in the history at Block Island Historical Society, take in the exciting artwork at Jessie Edwards Studio, and hike along Clay Head Nature Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Shoreham visit planning tool.

Boston to New Shoreham is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Boston in April, plan for slightly colder days in New Shoreham, with highs around 51°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Newport.
Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums
Side Trip

Newport — 7 nights

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Bring the kids along to Cliff Walk and The Breakers. Venture out of the city with trips to Providence (Roger Williams Park Zoo & Providence Performing Arts Center). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Drive Historic District, stroll around Fort Adams State Park, get outside with Fish'n Tales Adventures, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Touro Synagogue.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Newport online travel route builder.

You can ride a ferry from New Shoreham to Newport in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. In April in Newport, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Rhode Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas
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.