5 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

5 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rhode Island travel planner

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Fly to Boston, Ferry to New Shoreham
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New Shoreham, Block Island
— 1 night
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Newport
— 3 nights
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New Shoreham, Block Island

— 1 night
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. On the 23rd (Wed), view the masterpieces at Spring Street Gallery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mohegan Bluffs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): stroll through Sachem Pond Wildlife Refuge, take a leisurely stroll along Mansion Beach, shop like a local with Jessie Edwards Studio, then enjoy breathtaking views from Clayhead Salon & Spa, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New Shoreham trip planning app.

Syracuse to New Shoreham is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Syracuse in September, plan for a bit cooler days in New Shoreham, with highs around 71°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Newport.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Newport

— 3 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Get outdoors at Cliff Walk and Newport Helicopter Tours. Popular historic sites such as Ocean Drive Historic District and St. Mary's Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Breakers, cast your line with Fish'n Tales Adventures, view the masterpieces at Thames Glass, and wander the streets of Thames Street.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Newport holiday maker tool.

Ride a ferry from New Shoreham to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. September in Newport sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Newport

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side 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.