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Maine to Boston drive with pets

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

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Pet-friendly stops from Maine to Boston

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Maine to Boston with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Boston, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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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 The Kinsale Irish Pub & Restaurant
stay at Omni Parker House

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)

What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Pittsfield (Maine)
    Sebasticook Farms Kennel  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Pittsfield (Maine):
        Deerfield Park at Palmyra

Brunswick (Maine)  (3 answers)
    Sunray Animal Clinic  (1 mention)
    Pet Quarters  (1 mention)
    River Dog Professional Dog Walking Service  (1 mention)
    Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Associates Inc  (1 mention)
    Androscoggin Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Brunswick (Maine):
        The Inn At Brunswick Station
        Days Inn Bath Brunswick (Maine)
        Rodeway Inn & Suites Brunswick (Maine)
        Holiday Inn Bath - Brunswick Area
        Cedar Haven Family Campground

Kennebunkport  (21 answers)
    Seashore Trolley Museum  (1 mention)
    Scalawags Pet Boutique  (1 mention)
    Kylie's Chance Scenic Lobster Cruises  (1 mention)
    Gooch's Beach  (1 mention)
    Goose Rocks Beach  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Kennebunkport:
        The Clam Shack
    pet-friendly hotels around Kennebunkport:
        Yachtsman Lodge Kennebunkport
        Captain Jefferds Inn
        Lodge at Turbat's Creek
        Salty Acres Campground
    questions about Kennebunkport:
        family vacation

Portsmouth (New Hampshire)  (18 answers)
    Portsmouth Dog Park at South Mill Pond  (1 mention)
    Canine Cupboard Gourmet Dog Treats  (1 mention)
    Harbour Trail  (1 mention)
    It's Raining Cats and Dogs  (1 mention)
    Pierce Island Off Leash Area  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Portsmouth (New Hampshire):
        Breaking New Grounds
        Annabelle's Natural Ice Cream
    pet-friendly hotels around Portsmouth (New Hampshire):
        Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown / Waterfront
        Sheraton Harborside Hotel Portsmouth
        Anchorage Inns & Suites

Salem (Massachusetts)  (19 answers)
    Spellbound Tours  (1 mention)
    Salem Ghosts  (1 mention)
    Salem Historical Tours & Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tours  (1 mention)
    Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour  (1 mention)
    Derby Square Tours  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Salem (Massachusetts):
        Coffee Merchant
        Far From the Tree Craft Hard Cider
        Victoria Station
    pet-friendly hotels around Salem (Massachusetts):
        The Salem Inn (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 Omni Parker House.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

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?

GoPetFriendly suggests The Kinsale Irish Pub & Restaurant.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

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 GoPetFriendly:

Dogs Best Friend  (1 mention)

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:
Worried about Boston cold weather. What should I wear?  (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 with pets, 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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