8 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

8 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

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8 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Newport
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
New Shoreham, Block Island
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Train:  5​h 45​min
End: New York City

5
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Visit Cliff Walk and Ocean Drive Historic District for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Narragansett Beach and Sachuest Beach (Second Beach). Venture out of the city with trips to Providence (Historic Federal Hill, Lippitt House Museum, & more), Verde Vineyards (in Johnston) and Nickle Creek Vineyard (in Foster). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Breakers, kick back and relax at Goosewing Beach Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Charlestown Town Beach, and don't miss a visit to Thames Street.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport itinerary planner.

New York City to Newport is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get little chillier in Newport: highs are around 54°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Providence, Middletown, Narragansett, Nickle Creek Vineyard, Charlestown Town Beach
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Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Misquamicut State Beach ©
Misquamicut State Beach

2
nights
New Shoreham, Block Island

New Shoreham ©
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at North Lighthouse, then take a leisurely stroll along Mansion Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Clayhead Salon & Spa, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mohegan Bluffs. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Nathan Mott Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Coast Guard Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fred Benson Town Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our New Shoreham trip planner .

You can drive from Newport to New Shoreham in 2 hours. In April in New Shoreham, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mohegan Bluffs ©
Mohegan Bluffs
Fred Benson Town Beach ©
Fred Benson Town Beach
North Lighthouse ©
North Lighthouse

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