8 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

8 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rhode Island vacation planner
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Fly to Boston, Ferry to New Shoreham
New Shoreham, Block Island
— 1 night
North Smithfield
— 1 night
— 5 nights


New Shoreham, Block Island — 1 night

New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for gifts at Blocks of Fudge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from South East Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Mohegan Bluffs, and then experience rural life at Abrams Animal Farm.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read New Shoreham travel itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to New Shoreham is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in New Shoreham: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to North Smithfield.
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North Smithfield — 1 night

North Smithfield is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States, settled as a farming community in 1666 and incorporated into its present form in 1871. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery and then relax in the rural setting at Jaswell’s Farm.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our North Smithfield trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Shoreham to North Smithfield takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in North Smithfield when traveling from New Shoreham in November, with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Newport — 5 nights

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Change things up with a short trip to RISD Museum in Providence (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Breakers, view the masterpieces at Thames Glass, steep yourself in history at The Elms, and cruise along Bellevue Avenue Historic District.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Newport route maker site.

You can drive from North Smithfield to Newport in 1.5 hours. In November in Newport, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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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.