7 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

7 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

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7 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
New Shoreham, Block Island
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Chicago

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Step off the beaten path and head to Brenton Point State Park and Wickford Village. Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Scarborough State Beaches (North and South) (in Narragansett) and WaterFire Providence (in Providence). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, buy something for everyone on your list at Bowen's Wharf, take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, and contemplate the long history of Fort Adams State Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport trip itinerary builder site .

Chicago to Newport is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

WaterFire Providence, Scarborough State Beaches (North and South), Wickford Village
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Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Brenton Point State Park ©
Brenton Point State Park
The Breakers ©
The Breakers

3
nights
New Shoreham, Block Island

New Shoreham ©
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to South East Lighthouse and Fred Benson Town Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from North Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Mohegan Bluffs, enjoy the sand and surf at Mansion Beach, and go for a stroll along the water at Great Salt Pond.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New Shoreham sightseeing tool .

Getting from Newport to New Shoreham by car takes about 2 hours. July in New Shoreham sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Abrams Animal Farm
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Fred Benson Town Beach ©
Fred Benson Town Beach
South East Lighthouse ©
South East Lighthouse
North Lighthouse ©
North Lighthouse

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