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Maine to Boston drive

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 Pittsfield (Maine)
 Brunswick (Maine)
 Portsmouth (New Hampshire)
 Salem (Massachusetts)
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Maine to Boston road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Maine to Boston. If you're planning a road trip to Boston, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Maine and Boston. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Maine and Boston. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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9:00 am  start at Maine
drive for about 49 minutes

9:49 am  Pittsfield (Maine)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:49 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:16 pm  Brunswick (Maine)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:16 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:16 pm  Kennebunkport
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:16 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

3:55 pm  Portsmouth (New Hampshire)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:55 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

5:51 pm  Salem (Massachusetts)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:51 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

7:30 pm  arrive in Boston
eat at Mike's Pastry
stay at The Westin Copley Place

driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Maine to Boston questions

profile  julie asked:
points of interest on drive  (3 answers)

profile  Rick from Playa Del Rey asked:
Ferry from Boston To Maine?  (2 answers)

Where should I stop along the way?

Pittsfield (Maine)

Brunswick (Maine)  (3 answers)
    L.L. Bean Flagship Store  (2 mentions)

Kennebunkport  (21 answers)
    Wells Beach  (3 mentions)
    York Beach  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Kennebunkport:
        All Day Breakfast
    questions about Kennebunkport:
        family vacation

Portsmouth (New Hampshire)  (18 answers)

Salem (Massachusetts)  (19 answers)
    Salem Witch Museum  (2 mentions)
    The House of the Seven Gables  (2 mentions)
    hotels around Salem (Massachusetts):
        Hawthorne Hotel
    questions about Salem (Massachusetts):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Salem (Massachusetts)?

Where's the best place to stay in Boston?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Boston.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in Boston to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Westin Copley Place, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Eliot Hotel  (3 mentions)
Hotel Commonwealth  (3 mentions)
The Charles Hotel  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Boston? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Boston?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mike's Pastry, which was mentioned 15 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Legal Sea Foods  (13 mentions)
Neptune Oyster  (7 mentions)
Alden & Harlow  (7 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Boston? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Boston?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Faneuil Hall  (30 mentions)
Freedom Trail  (29 mentions)
Fenway Park  (26 mentions)
Harvard Square  (18 mentions)
Harvard University  (17 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Boston. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Sunil from Mountain View asked:
Best way to get to downtown Boston from Logan Airport  (20 answers)

profile  Neil from Baton Rouge asked:
Is the Boston Freedom Trail worth a visit?  (14 answers)

profile  Eunice from Turrialba asked:
A nice restaurant to taste some of BostonĀ“s traditions?  (10 answers)

profile  Hannah from Milwaukee asked:
What are the can't miss things to do in Boston?  (9 answers)

profile  Drew from Ojai asked:
How to dress for the snow in Boston and what to do in the cold weather  (9 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Boston.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Boston to Maine drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Maine? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Maine.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Maine to Boston. Or get a full Maine to Boston flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Maine well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Maine!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 196 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 14 minutes
45 Maine travel answers
3 Brunswick (Maine) travel answers
21 Kennebunkport travel answers
18 Portsmouth (New Hampshire) travel answers
19 Salem (Massachusetts) travel answers
216 Boston travel answers


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