38 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

38 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

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38 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Start: Boston
train:  45​min
1
Providence
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
New Shoreham, Block Island
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Charlestown
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Little Compton
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Boston

10
nights
Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Step out of the city life by going to Colt State Park and Blackstone River Bikeway. Do some cultural sightseeing at WaterFire Providence and Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum. Get out of town with these interesting Providence side-trips: Brown and Hopkins Country Store (in Chepachet), Phantom Farms (in Cumberland) and The Purple Cat Winery (in Glocester). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Venda Ravioli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Slater Memorial Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roger Williams Park Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Nathanael Greene Homestead.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Providence trip planning website .

Boston to Providence is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Providence are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Providence

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Bristol, Warwick, Cumberland, Coventry, Pawtucket
Highlights from your plan
Colt State Park ©
Colt State Park
WaterFire ©
WaterFire
Blackstone River Bikeway ©
Blackstone River Bikeway

10
nights
New Shoreham, Block Island

New Shoreham ©
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Get outdoors at Mohegan Bluffs and Crescent Beach / Fred Benson Town Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ballard's Beach, choose your vessel at Block Island Fishworks, stroll through Coast Guard Beach, and don't miss a visit to Settler's Rock.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Shoreham online day trip planner .

Getting from Providence to New Shoreham by combination of train and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Providence in June, you will find days in New Shoreham are a bit cooler (70°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). You will leave for Charlestown on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in New Shoreham

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mohegan Bluffs ©
Mohegan Bluffs
Block Island Fishworks ©
Block Island Fishworks
Clay Head Nature Trail ©
Clay Head Nature Trail

9
nights
Charlestown

Charlestown ©
Charlestown is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Head to Watch Hill Outfitters and Fantastic Umbrella Factoryfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Misquamicut State Beach and Narragansett Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlestown: Watch Hill Beach (in Watch Hill), Atlantic Beach Park (in Misquamicut) and Wilcox Park (in Westerly). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Roger W. Wheeler State Beach, kick back and relax at Salty Brine State Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Galilee, and visit a coastal fixture at Point Judith Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Charlestown travel route planner .

Getting from New Shoreham to Charlestown by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Charlestown, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Little Compton.

Things to do in Charlestown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Narragansett, Westerly, South Kingstown, Misquamicut, Watch Hill
Highlights from your plan
Misquamicut State Beach ©
Misquamicut State Beach
Narragansett Beach ©
Narragansett Beach
Roger W. Wheeler State Beach ©
Roger W. Wheeler State Beach

8
nights
Little Compton

Little Compton ©
Little Compton is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. Get outdoors at Cliff Walk and Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Breakers and The Elms. Change things up with these side-trips from Little Compton: Ocean Drive Historic District (in Newport) and Beavertail Lighthouse and Park (in Jamestown). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Goosewing Beach Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fogland Beach, indulge your taste buds at Newport Vineyards, and take in the waterfront at Bowen's Wharf.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Little Compton day trip planner.

You can drive from Charlestown to Little Compton in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Little Compton are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Little Compton

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport, Middletown, Fogland Beach, Newport Polo, Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Highlights from your plan
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park ©
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park

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