5 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

5 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

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Newport
— 2 nights
Taxi to Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI, Ferry to New Shoreham
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New Shoreham, Block Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Montauk, Train to 34 St - Penn Station

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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.
Step out of Newport to go to Bristol and see Colt State Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Marble House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Newport day trip planning site.

New York City to Newport is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Newport reach 80°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

New Shoreham, Block Island

— 2 nights
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Sachem Pond Wildlife Refuge, visit a coastal fixture at North Lighthouse, then hike along Clay Head Nature Trail, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clayhead Salon & Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Mohegan Bluffs, enjoy the sea views from South East Lighthouse, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

Discover how to plan a New Shoreham trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Newport to New Shoreham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.