9 days in Boston & Rhode Island Itinerary

9 days in Boston & Rhode Island Itinerary

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9 days in Boston & Rhode Island Itinerary

Start: Santa Ana
Drive + Fly:  9​h
1
Boston
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Providence
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Newport
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Santa Ana

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 31st (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden and then get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston day trip planning website .

Santa Ana to Boston is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. August in Boston sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can take a train to Providence.

Things to do in Boston

Tours Parks
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Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Duck Tours

4
nights
Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Step out of Providence with an excursion to Olde Mistick Village in Mystic--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: enjoy some music at WaterFire Providence, explore the world behind art at RISD Museum, take a stroll through Historic Federal Hill, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roger Williams Park Zoo.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Providence online sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Boston to Providence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. On the 4th (Wed), you're off toNewport.

Things to do in Providence

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Olde Mistick Village
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Roger Williams Park Zoo ©
Roger Williams Park Zoo
WaterFire ©
WaterFire
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Mystic Aquarium (in Mystic) and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Breakers, admire the landmark architecture of The Elms, steep yourself in history at Colony House, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Newport trip maker website .

You can drive from Providence to Newport in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, The Glass Station, Mystic Aquarium
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium

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