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Portland (Maine) to New York City drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Portland (Maine) to New York City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Portland (Maine) to New York City. If you're planning a road trip to New York City, 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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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Portland (Maine)
drive for about 51 minutes

11:51 am  Portsmouth (New Hampshire)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:51 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:56 pm  Nashua
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:56 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:00 pm  Worcester
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Worcester
drive for about 1 hour

11:02 am  Hartford
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:02 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

12:45 pm  New Haven
eat at Modern Apizza
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:45 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:04 pm  Bronx Zoo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:04 pm
drive for about 23 minutes

4:26 pm  arrive in New York City
stay at The Standard New York

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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Portland (Maine) to New York City questions

profile  Aphtyn from Durham, Maine asked:
Cheap bus lines (roundtrip) from Portland, Maine to New York, NY.  (1 answer)


Where should I stop along the way?

Portsmouth (New Hampshire)  (19 answers)

Nashua  (4 answers)
    Mine Falls Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Nashua:
        Best free things to do in Nashua?

Worcester

Hartford  (14 answers)
    The Mark Twain House & Museum  (4 mentions)
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    questions about Hartford:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Hartford?

New Haven  (8 answers)
    restaurants around New Haven:
        Modern Apizza
        Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
        Goodfellas Restaurant
    questions about New Haven:
        What's the best neighborhood in New Haven for a first time visitor?
        Let's get serious about Pizza..... Sally's? Pepes? or Modern?

Bronx Zoo  (23 mentions)


Where's the best place to stay in New York City?

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 New York City.

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

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Standard New York, which was mentioned 15 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Ace Hotel New York  (15 mentions)
The Plaza  (14 mentions)
Hotel Gansevoort  (12 mentions)
Crosby Street Hotel  (11 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in New York City? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in New York City?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Katz's Delicatessen, which was mentioned 37 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Shake Shack  (23 mentions)
Lombardi's Pizza  (20 mentions)
Balthazar Restaurant  (19 mentions)
Eataly  (19 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in New York City? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in New York City?

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:

Central Park  (149 mentions)
High Line Park  (110 mentions)
Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
Times Square  (59 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 New York City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Ebe from Sao Paulo asked:
Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?  (27 answers)

profile  Julia from Paris asked:
free or cheap things to do in NYC  (23 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?  (23 answers)

profile  Phil from Seattle asked:
48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!  (23 answers)

profile  Jane from asked:
Which NYC museums are must see? We only have time for two.  (21 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to New York City.




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

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Portland (Maine)? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Portland (Maine).

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 316 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 6 minutes
59 Portland (Maine) travel answers
19 Portsmouth (New Hampshire) travel answers
4 Nashua travel answers
1 Worcester travel answer
14 Hartford travel answers
8 New Haven travel answers
622 New York City travel answers





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