2 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

2 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rhode Island trip itinerary planner

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Providence
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Newport
— 1 night
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Providence

— 1 day

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 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Hearthside House, then take a stroll through College Hill, then take in the exciting artwork at Providence Art Club, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Providence travel planner.

Boston to Providence is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January in Providence, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Providence

Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Newport

— 1 night

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 2nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of The Elms, then steep yourself in history at The Preservation Society of Newport County, then take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, and finally see the interesting displays at The Breakers.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary site.

Getting from Providence to Newport by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. January in Newport sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

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.