8 days in Boston, Providence & Newport Itinerary

8 days in Boston, Providence & Newport Itinerary

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8 days in Boston, Providence & Newport Itinerary

Start: Santa Ana
Drive + Fly:  9​h
1
Boston
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Providence
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Newport
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Santa Ana

1
night
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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Boston travel planner .

Santa Ana to Boston is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Santa Ana to Boston. In August in Boston, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 65°F at night. You will leave for Providence on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Tours

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Providence: Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum), Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth) and Plymouth (Plimoth Plantation & Plymouth Rock). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at RISD Museum and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roger Williams Park Zoo.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Providence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Boston to Providence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. September in Providence sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ontario.

Things to do in Providence

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Plymouth, Sandwich, Shining Sea Bikeway
Highlights from your plan
RISD Museum ©
RISD Museum
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): hike along Cliff Walk, then admire the striking features of Marble House, then admire all the interesting features of Ocean Drive Historic District, and finally view the masterpieces at Thames Glass. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at The Elms, examine the collection at The Breakers, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Mystic Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Newport route app .

Getting from Providence to Newport by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mystic Aquarium, The Glass Station
Highlights from your plan
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium

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