6 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

6 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rhode Island trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Taxi to Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI, Ferry to New Shoreham
New Shoreham, Block Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Great Island At Ferry Terminal, Fly to Tampa



— 3 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Providence Performing Arts Center (in Providence), Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery (in North Smithfield) and Hearthside House (in Lincoln). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Breakers, view the masterpieces at Thames Glass, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and tour in style with a train tour.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary planner.

Tampa to Newport is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa in December, expect Newport to be cooler, temps between 44°F and 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · 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 20th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Mohegan Bluffs, look for gifts at Block Island Trading Company, then don't miss a visit to Ocean View Pavilion, and finally relax in the rural setting at Abrams Animal Farm. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Jessie Edwards Studio, indulge in some personalized pampering at Koru Eco Spa, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Spring Street Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Shoreham trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Newport to New Shoreham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Shopping · Museums · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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.