8 days in Rhode Island & Massachusetts Itinerary

8 days in Rhode Island & Massachusetts Itinerary

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Newport
— 1 night
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Sandwich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Provincetown
— 1 night
Fly
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Newport — 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Cliff Walk has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Cliff Walk, then examine the collection at The Breakers, then get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Drive Historic District, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): sample some tasty brews at Rhode Island Red Food Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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New York City to Newport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Newport reach 79°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Sandwich.
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Sandwich — 2 nights

Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 29th (Mon), examine the collection at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, then engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Plymouth Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal, then grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, and finally kick back and relax at Old Silver Beach.

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You can drive from Newport to Sandwich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Sandwich sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Provincetown.
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Provincetown — 1 night

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Cod National Seashore.

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Traveling by car from Sandwich to Provincetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Boston.
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Boston — 3 nights

Beantown

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.
Go for a jaunt from Boston to Gloucester to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, stroll around Boston Common, and get a taste of the local shopping with Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

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Fly from Provincetown to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Boston are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Rhode Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Beaches
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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Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.
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