5 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

5 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rhode Island trip maker
©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Newport
— 3 nights
Ferry
2
New Shoreham, Block Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Great Island At Ferry Terminal, Fly to Charlotte

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Newport — 3 nights

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Take a break from Newport with a short trip to Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Breakers, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Wetherill State Park, indulge in some culinary diversions at Rhode Island Red Food Tours, and walk around Fort Adams State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport day trip planning site.

Charlotte to Newport is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Charlotte in September, things will get slightly colder in Newport: highs are around 74°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to New Shoreham.
more
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

New Shoreham, Block Island — 1 night

New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. On the 5th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Mansion Beach, enjoy the sea views from South East Lighthouse, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mohegan Bluffs.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New Shoreham trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Newport to New Shoreham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
more
Parks · Trails · Beaches · Outdoors

Rhode Island travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas
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.
more