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Newport to Portland (Maine) drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Newport to Portland (Maine) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Newport to Portland (Maine). If you're planning a road trip to Portland (Maine), you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Newport
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:28 am  Rockland (Massachusetts)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:28 pm
drive for about 60 minutes

1:27 pm  Salem (Massachusetts)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:27 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

3:22 pm  Portsmouth (New Hampshire)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:22 pm
drive for about 37 minutes

4:59 pm  Kennebunkport (Maine)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:59 pm
drive for about 35 minutes

6:34 pm  arrive in Portland (Maine)
eat at Duckfat
stay at Portland Regency Hotel & Spa

driving ≈ 4.5 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Rockland (Massachusetts)

Salem (Massachusetts)  (22 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)?
        witch
        What is a good nighttime tour

Portsmouth (New Hampshire)  (19 answers)

Kennebunkport (Maine)  (22 answers)
    Wells Beach  (3 mentions)
    York Beach  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Kennebunkport (Maine):
        All Day Breakfast
    questions about Kennebunkport (Maine):
        family vacation


Where's the best place to stay in Portland (Maine)?

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 Portland (Maine).

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

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Where's the best place to eat in Portland (Maine)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Duckfat, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Standard Baking Co  (3 mentions)
Bao Bao Dumpling House  (3 mentions)
Fore Street  (2 mentions)
Eventide Oyster Co.  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Portland (Maine)? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Portland (Maine)?

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:

Portland Head Light  (2 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 Portland (Maine). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Andreas from Manhattan asked:
Good restaurants in Portland  (5 answers)

profile  Priscilla from Santa Monica asked:
Best places to eat in Portland, ME  (4 answers)

profile  Irene from New York State asked:
Things to do and good restaurants in Portland, ME  (3 answers)

profile  Casey from Boston asked:
Best Breakfast spots in Portland, Maine?  (3 answers)

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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 Portland (Maine) to Newport drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

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

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Newport to Portland (Maine). Or get a full Newport to Portland (Maine) 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 Newport well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Newport!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 177 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 4 minutes
32 Newport travel answers
1 Rockland (Massachusetts) travel answer
22 Salem (Massachusetts) travel answers
19 Portsmouth (New Hampshire) travel answers
22 Kennebunkport (Maine) travel answers
59 Portland (Maine) travel answers





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