4 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

4 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rhode Island sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
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Newport
— 2 nights
Ferry
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New Shoreham, Block Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Gosmans Dock, Bus to New York City

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Newport

— 2 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Visiting Cliff Walk and Fish'n Tales Adventures will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castle Hill Lighthouse and Fort Adams State Park. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The Breakers and learn the secrets of beer at Rhode Island Red Food Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Newport tour planner.

New York City to Newport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Newport, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

New Shoreham, Block Island

— 1 night
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at South East Lighthouse.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Shoreham trip app.

Getting from Newport to New Shoreham by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.