6 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

6 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rhode Island trip planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Taxi to Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI, Ferry to New Shoreham
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New Shoreham, Block Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Montauk, Train to 34 St - Penn Station

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Newport

— 3 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rough Point Museum and Sachuest Beach (Second Beach). Cliff Walk and Castle Hill Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Chateau-sur-Mer, take a stroll through Thames Street, cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, and take an unforgettable tour with Newport Helicopter Tours.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner.

New York City to Newport is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Newport hover around 64°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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 16th (Fri): kick back and relax at Fred Benson Town Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Spring Street Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Mohegan Bluffs, and finally visit a coastal fixture at South East Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Mansion Beach, then enjoy the sea views from North Lighthouse, and then take in the exciting artwork at Jessie Edwards Studio.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read New Shoreham trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Newport to New Shoreham by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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.