8 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

8 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

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8 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Newport
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
New Shoreham, Block Island
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Chicago

4
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Let the collections at Thames Glass and The Breakers capture your imagination. Trinity Church and Castle Hill Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Newport to Narragansett to see Scarborough State Beaches (North and South) about 34 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Green Animals Topiary Gardens, make a trip to Hannah Robinson Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Newport travel planner .

Chicago to Newport is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Newport are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Middletown, Narragansett, Green Animals Topiary Gardens, Hannah Robinson Tower
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
New Shoreham, Block Island

New Shoreham ©
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Clayhead Nature Trail and Fred Benson Town Beach. Get in touch with nature at Mansion Beach and Mohegan Bluffs. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at North Lighthouse, explore and take pictures at Abrams Animal Farm, explore the striking landscape at Rodman's Hollow, and take in panoramic vistas at Clayhead Salon & Spa.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New Shoreham trip maker site .

Getting from Newport to New Shoreham by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in New Shoreham can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Abrams Animal Farm
Highlights from your plan
North Lighthouse ©
North Lighthouse
South East Lighthouse ©
South East Lighthouse
Fred Benson Town Beach ©
Fred Benson Town Beach

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