5 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

5 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rhode Island journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Providence, Ferry to New Shoreham
New Shoreham, Block Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI, Taxi to Newport
— 3 nights


New Shoreham, Block Island

— 1 night
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Mansion Beach, experience rural life at 1661 Farm and Gardens, then explore the striking landscape at Mohegan Bluffs, and finally enjoy the sea views from South East Lighthouse. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Ballard's Beach, then stroll through Fred Benson Town Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Clayhead Salon & Spa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New Shoreham sightseeing planner.

Detroit to New Shoreham is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Detroit in June, you will find days in New Shoreham are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Trails


— 3 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Popular historic sites such as Cliff Walk and Ocean Drive Historic District are in your itinerary. Visit Old Silver Beach and Goosewing Beach Preserve for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Highfield Hall & Gardens (in Falmouth), Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandy Neck Beach) and Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Breakers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and steep yourself in history at The Elms.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from New Shoreham to Newport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rhode Island travel guide

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.