6 days in Connecticut & Rhode Island Itinerary

6 days in Connecticut & Rhode Island Itinerary

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Mystic — 1 night

A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Olde Mistick Village, Foxwoods Resort Casino and Overpeck County Park. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll around Overpeck County Park, try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mystic journey planner.

Leonia to Mystic is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Leonia in April, with highs in Mystic at 56°F and lows at 38°F. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Providence.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Providence — 1 night

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
On the 12th (Tue), stroll around Water Place Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Providence journey planner.

You can drive from Mystic to Providence in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In April, daytime highs in Providence are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Newport.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Newport — 2 nights

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
You've added Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Thames Street, Bowen's Wharf, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): wander the streets of Thames Street and then stroll through Beavertail Lighthouse and Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport route site.

Traveling by car from Providence to Newport takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to New Shoreham.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

New Shoreham, Block Island — 1 day

New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Your list of things to see and do now includes Clay Head Nature Trail, Mohegan Bluffs, Abrams Animal Farm, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at 1661 Farm and Gardens, relax in the rural setting at Abrams Animal Farm, then kick back and relax at Mohegan Bluffs, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Clay Head Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Shoreham travel route tool.

You can ride a ferry from Newport to New Shoreham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. April in New Shoreham sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Essex.
Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Essex — 1 night

Essex is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Essex Steam Train & Riverboat.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Essex day trip planning app.

You can drive from New Shoreham to Essex in 2.5 hours. When traveling from New Shoreham in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Essex, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours
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Connecticut travel guide

Aquariums · Theaters · Room Escape Games
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.

Rhode Island travel guide

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.