17 days in Nantucket & Rhode Island Itinerary

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Nantucket
— 2 nights
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Providence
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 8 nights
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New Shoreham, Block Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to Great Island At Ferry Terminal, Fly to Houston

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Nantucket — 2 nights

Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 12th (Mon), examine the collection at Whaling Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jetties Beach. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Madaket Beach, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantucket trip builder website.

Houston to Nantucket is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Houston, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Nantucket, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Providence.
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Providence — 2 nights

The Renaissance City

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Colt State Park, see the interesting displays at New Bedford Whaling Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Lizzie Borden House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Historic Federal Hill, then take in the architecture and design of Brown University, then explore the world behind art at RISD Museum, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Traveling by flight from Nantucket to Providence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Nantucket in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Providence: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.
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Newport — 8 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Mystic Aquarium (in Mystic), Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth) and Foxwoods Resort Casino (in Mashantucket). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Cape Cod National Seashore. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Marble House, take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, and tour in style with a train tour.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport trip planner.

Getting from Providence to Newport by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Providence in June, expect nights in Newport to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to New Shoreham.
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New Shoreham, Block Island — 4 nights

New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Bluff Point, Groton, Ct in Groton (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Mohegan Bluffs, explore the activities along Great Salt Pond, relax in the rural setting at Abrams Animal Farm, and enjoy breathtaking views from Clayhead Salon & Spa.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Shoreham day trip website.

Getting from Newport to New Shoreham by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel 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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