Portsmouth trip planner
Create a fully customized day by day
itinerary for free
itinerary for free
Portsmouth is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island, USA. The population was 17,389 at the 2010 U.S. Census. Portsmouth is the second oldest municipality in Rhode Island, after Providence; it was one of the four colonies which merged to form the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, the others being Providence, Newport, and Warwick.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 59.3sqmi, of which, only 23.2sqmi (39.14%) of it is land and 36.1sqmi (60.86%) of it is water. Most of its land area lies on Aquidneck Island, which it shares with Middletown and Newport. In addition, Portsmouth encompasses some smaller islands, including Prudence Island, Patience Island, Hope Island, and Hog Island.HistoryPortsmouth was settled in 1638 by a group of religious dissenters from Massachusetts Bay Colony, including Dr. John Clarke, William Coddington, and Anne Hutchinson. It is named after Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Roger Williams convinced the settlers that they should go there instead of settling in the Province of New Jersey, where they had first planned on going.To arrange what you want to do in Portsmouth, use our United States trip itinerary site.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Portsmouth
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Portsmouth
Places to visit with Portsmouth
NewportTrip planner Best for: Specialty Museum, Architectural Building, Historic Walking Area New ShorehamTrip planner Best for: Geologic Formation, Lighthouse, Beach ProvidenceTrip planner Best for: Performance, Zoo, Art Museum BristolTrip planner Best for: State Park, Garden, Landmark WesterlyTrip planner Best for: Beach, Park, Lighthouse
Recently planned trips to Portsmouth
8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Rehoboth Beach Lewes Philadelphia 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Rehoboth Beach Lewes Philadelphia 1 day in Portsmouth & New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Portsmouth New York City 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM MEXICO New York City Newport Boston 1 day in Portsmouth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Colt State Park Green Animals Topiary Gardens Newport Car Museum 5 days in Portsmouth BY A USER FROM UKRAINE Newport Car Museum Green Animals Topiary Gardens Goosewing Beach Preserve