8 days in New York City, Maine & Rhode Island Itinerary

8 days in New York City, Maine & Rhode Island Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights


New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and go for a walk through The High Line.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City trip builder tool.

New Orleans to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect nights in New York City to be much colder, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Ogunquit.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Ogunquit — 1 night

Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ogunquit route planner.

You can fly from New York City to Ogunquit in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get a bit cooler in Ogunquit: highs are around 54°F and lows about 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Providence.
Historic Sites
Side Trip

Providence — 2 nights

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see a show at Providence Performing Arts Center and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Beth-El and then stroll the grounds of Swan Point Cemetery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Providence road trip planning website.

Getting from Ogunquit to Providence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ogunquit in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Providence, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Trails

Maine travel guide

Beaches · Lighthouses · Gift & Specialty Shops
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

Rhode Island travel guide

Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.