trips planned today
trips planned today
out of 5
Bristol trip planner
Create a fully customized day-by-day itinerary for free
Bristol is a town in the historic county seat of Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 22,954 at the 2010 census. Bristol is a deepwater seaport named after Bristol, England.Major industries include boat building (and related marine industries), manufacturing, and tourism. The town's school system is united with neighboring Warren, Rhode Island. Prominent communities include Luso-Americans (Portuguese-Americans), mostly Azorean, and Italian-Americans.HistoryBefore the Pilgrims arrived in 1620, the Wampanoags occupied much of New England, including Plymouth, Cape Cod, and Narragansett Bay. The Wampanoags had previously suffered from a series of plagues which killed off large segments of their population, and Wampanoag leader Massasoit befriended the early settlers. King Phillip's War was a conflict between the Plymouth settlers and the Wampanoags, and it began in the neighboring area of Swansea, Massachusetts. Metacomet made nearby Mount Hope (Montaup) his base of operations; he died following an ambush by Captain Benjamin Church on August 12, 1676. "King Philip's Chair" is a rocky ledge on the mountain which was a lookout site for enemy ships on Mount Hope Bay.Find what you're looking for from your Bristol holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United States vacation planning site.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Bristol
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
Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Bristol
$19 BOOK WITH VIATOR 9:00 am Timed-Entry Visit to New Bedford Whaling Museum 9:00 am Timed-Entry Visit to New Bedford Whaling Museum
Duration: 4 hours
See all ›
Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
|Adults (12 +)||
|Infants (Under 2)||
Places to visit with Bristol
NewportTrip planner Best for: Specialty Museum, Historic Walking Area, Scenic Drive ProvidenceTrip planner Best for: Performance, Zoo, Art Museum New ShorehamTrip planner Best for: Geologic Formation, Lighthouse, Beach NarragansettTrip planner Best for: Beach, Fishing Charter / Tour, Lighthouse WesterlyTrip planner Best for: Beach, Park, Lighthouse
3 days in Bristol BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES New Bedford Whaling Museum Oakland Beach Hope Street 4 days in Bristol BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Linden Place Mansion Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Herreshoff Marine Museum 1 day in Bristol BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Lizzie Borden House Newport Car Museum 15 days in Rhode Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Westerly New Shoreham Bristol 14 days in Rhode Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Adamsville Middletown Newport 1 day in Bristol BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Pierce Beach & Playground Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Hope Street 11 days in Washington DC, Bristol & Philadelphia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Washington DC Bristol Philadelphia 1 day in Bristol BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Colt State Park Green Animals Topiary Garden 4 days in Rhode Island & Mystic BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Providence Bristol New Shoreham 1 day in Bristol BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Newport Car Museum Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum 4 days in Rhode Island & Mystic BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Providence Bristol New Shoreham 4 days in Bristol BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Herreshoff Marine Museum Goddard Memorial State Park