8 days in Nantucket, Connecticut & Rhode Island Itinerary

8 days in Nantucket, Connecticut & Rhode Island Itinerary

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8 days in Nantucket, Connecticut & Rhode Island Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Mystic
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Providence
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): examine the collection at Whaling Museum, examine the collection at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, and then enjoy the sea views from Great Point Light. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, play a few rounds at Miacomet Golf Club, and then stroll through Jetties Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nantucket trip builder website .

Seattle to Nantucket is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Nantucket are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Nantucket

Outdoors Museums Golf
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Jetties Beach ©
Jetties Beach
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light

2
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, and then try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Tantaquidgeon Museum, examine the collection at The Submarine Force Museum, steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village, then snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Mystic River Historical Society.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mystic trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Nantucket to Mystic takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In October in Mystic, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tantaquidgeon Museum, The Submarine Force Museum, Foxwoods Resort Casino
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Foxwoods Resort Casino ©
Foxwoods Resort Casino

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Thames Glass, then take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, then admire the landmark architecture of Marble House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Adams State Park, see the interesting displays at The Breakers, then admire the striking features of The Elms, and finally enjoy the sea views from Beavertail Lighthouse and Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Newport attractions planner.

Getting from Mystic to Newport by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. October in Newport sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Providence.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
The Elms
The Elms

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): meet the residents at Roger Williams Park Zoo, then explore the world behind art at RISD Museum, and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with WaterFire Providence.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Providence online day trip planner .

You can drive from Newport to Providence in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Providence

Zoos & Aquariums Nightlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Roger Williams Park Zoo ©
Roger Williams Park Zoo
WaterFire ©
WaterFire
RISD Museum ©
RISD Museum

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