7 days in Rhode Island, Boston & Essex Itinerary

7 days in Rhode Island, Boston & Essex Itinerary

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7 days in Rhode Island, Boston & Essex Itinerary

Start: Henrico
Drive:  8​h
1
Providence
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Essex
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Henrico

1
night
Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cliff Walk, Ocean Drive Historic District, The Breakers, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Benefit Street and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with WaterFire Providence. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Breakers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Drive Historic District, and then don't miss a visit to Cliff Walk.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Providence online visit planner .

Henrico to Providence is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Henrico in May, with highs in Providence at 70°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Boston.

Things to do in Providence

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Newport
Highlights from your plan
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District

2
nights
Boston

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trademark Tour of MIT, Boston Duck Tours and New England Aquarium. On the 25th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at New England Aquarium, browse the eclectic array of goods at Quincy Market, and then get a new perspective on things with Boston Duck Tours. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Trademark Tour of MIT.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Boston online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Providence to Boston in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Essex.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

Trademark Tour of MIT
Highlights from your plan
New England Aquarium ©
New England Aquarium
Boston Duck Tours ©
Boston Duck Tours
Trademark Tour of MIT ©
Trademark Tour of MIT

1
night
Essex

Essex ©
Essex is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gillette Castle State Park as well as Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Essex Steam Train & Riverboat and then immerse yourself in nature at Gillette Castle State Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Essex vacation maker website .

Drive from Boston to Essex in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Essex are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Essex

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Gillette Castle State Park
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Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat ©
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

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