17 days in Chicago & Rhode Island Itinerary

17 days in Chicago & Rhode Island Itinerary

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Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly
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Newport
— 3 nights
Ferry
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New Shoreham, Block Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glocester
— 3 nights
Drive to Logan International Airport, Fly to Chicago

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Chicago

— 6 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chicago. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Newport.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Newport

— 3 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Cranston Public Library, William Hall Library (in Cranston), Temple Beth-El (in Providence) and Colt State Park (in Bristol). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Breakers, take an in-depth tour of Samuel Whitehorne House, get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Exploration Center & Aquarium.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Newport online day trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Newport in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Shoreham, Block Island

— 3 nights
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. New Shoreham is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Mohegan Bluffs, soothe aching muscles at Clayhead Salon & Spa, hike along Clay Head Nature Trail, and get lost in a book at Island Free Library.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Shoreham trip builder website.

Ride a ferry from Newport to New Shoreham in 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 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glocester.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Glocester

— 3 nights
Glocester is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glocester: Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery (in North Smithfield), Pezza Farms (in Johnston) and Cumberland (Blackstone River Bikeway & Phantom Farms). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Nickle Creek Vineyard, admire the majestic nature at Pulaski State Park and Recreational Area, stroll around Mowry Conservation Area, and relax in the rural setting at Jaswell’s Farm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Glocester vacation planner.

You can drive from New Shoreham to Glocester in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Glocester are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glocester

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

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.