15 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

15 days in Rhode Island Itinerary

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Fly to Providence, Ferry to New Shoreham
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New Shoreham, Block Island
— 5 nights
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Newport
— 9 nights
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New Shoreham, Block Island — 5 nights

New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Visiting Mohegan Bluffs and Mansion Beach will get you outdoors. Head to Jessie Edwards Studio and Spring Street Galleryfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fred Benson Town Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sachem Pond Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sea views from South East Lighthouse, and trek along Greenway Walking Trails.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Shoreham trip planning app.

Tampa to New Shoreham is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Tampa in October, you will find days in New Shoreham are cooler (63°F), and nights are little chillier (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Newport.
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Newport — 9 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rhode Island Red Food Tours and Sachuest Beach (Second Beach). Get in touch with nature at Bellevue Avenue Historic District and Brenton Point State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Colt State Park (in Bristol) and Providence (Water Place Park, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, see the interesting displays at International Tennis Hall of Fame, wander the streets of Thames Street, and take a leisurely stroll along Bowen's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Newport vacation planning site.

Traveling by ferry from New Shoreham to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Rhode Island travel guide

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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.
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