8 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

8 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

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Fly to Providence, Ferry to New Shoreham
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New Shoreham, Block Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Newport
— 4 nights
Drive
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North Smithfield
— 1 night
Drive to Logan International Airport, Fly to Spokane

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New Shoreham, Block Island

— 2 nights
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at South East Lighthouse, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mohegan Bluffs, then shop like a local with Jessie Edwards Studio, and finally relax in the rural setting at Abrams Animal Farm. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Sachem Pond Wildlife Refuge, make a trip to Ocean View Pavilion, then relax and rejuvenate at Koru Eco Spa, then get a taste of the local shopping with Spring Street Gallery, and finally stop by Blocks of Fudge.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Shoreham trip maker site.

Spokane to New Shoreham is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Spokane in November, with highs in New Shoreham at 52°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Newport.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Newport

— 4 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Providence (RISD Museum & La Gondola). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Breakers, take a memorable drive along Bellevue Avenue Historic District, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and admire all the interesting features of Cliff Walk.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Newport day trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from New Shoreham to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to North Smithfield.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Work and Culture.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read North Smithfield trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Newport to North Smithfield in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Newport in November, North Smithfield is little chillier at night with lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in North Smithfield

Museums

Side Trip

Rhode Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
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.