7 days in Massachusetts, Rhode Island & Connecticut Itinerary

7 days in Massachusetts, Rhode Island & Connecticut Itinerary

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Boston
— 3 nights
2
Newport
— 2 nights
3
Mystic
— 1 night

3
nights
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Falmouth (Highfield Hall & Gardens & Shining Sea Bikeway), Salem Witch Museum (in Salem) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). There's much more to do: walk around Boston Public Garden, don't miss a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary builder tool.

New York City to Boston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Boston dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Falmouth, Salem Witch Museum, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Heritage Museums & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the world from above with Newport Helicopter Tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, and finally cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, then learn the secrets of beer at Rhode Island Red Food Tours, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Newport tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Boston to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Newport, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in Newport

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk

1
night
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): meet the residents at Mystic Aquarium, examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Fields Of Fire Adventure Park.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Mystic trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Newport to Mystic takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August in Mystic, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fields Of Fire Adventure Park ©
Fields Of Fire Adventure Park
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium

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