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Portland (Maine) to Newport via Manchester (Maine)

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Portland (Maine) to Newport road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Portland (Maine) to Newport. If you're planning a road trip to Newport, 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 53 minutes

11:53 am  Manchester (Maine)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:53 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:42 pm  Portsmouth (New Hampshire)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Portsmouth (New Hampshire)
drive for about 1 hour

11:03 am  Boston
eat at Mike's Pastry
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 3:03 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

3:58 pm  Providence
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:58 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

5:43 pm  arrive in Newport
eat at Scales & Shells

day 2 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Manchester (Maine)

Portsmouth (New Hampshire)  (19 answers)

Boston  (226 answers)
    Faneuil Hall  (30 mentions)
    Freedom Trail  (29 mentions)
    Fenway Park  (26 mentions)
    Harvard Square  (18 mentions)
    Harvard University  (17 mentions)
    restaurants around Boston:
        Mike's Pastry
        Legal Sea Foods
        Island Creek Oyster Bar
        Neptune Oyster
        Alden & Harlow
    questions about Boston:
        Best way to get to downtown Boston from Logan Airport
        Is the Boston Freedom Trail worth a visit?
        Worried about Boston cold weather. What should I wear?
        Where are the best shopping deals in Boston?
        What are the can't miss things to do in Boston?

Providence  (17 answers)
    WaterPlace Park  (2 mentions)
    Thayer Street  (2 mentions)
    Prospect Terrace Park  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Providence:
        Trinity Brewhouse
        North
        Al Forno Restaurant
        Gracie's
        Ken's Ramen
    questions about Providence:
        What should I do/see/eat in and around Providence in 48-72 hours?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Providence?
        Best dinner in Providence—that also has a great atmosphere?
        Best lobster spot in Providence?


Where's the best place to eat in Newport?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Scales & Shells, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Black Pearl  (3 mentions)
Flo's Clam Shack  (3 mentions)
The Red Parrot  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Newport?

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:

The Breakers  (4 mentions)
Cliff Walk  (4 mentions)
Thames Street  (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 Newport. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Grant from New York City asked:
What are the best places for low-key sea food/Rawbar?  (6 answers)

profile  Jarod from Kentucky asked:
Day trips from Newport, RI  (4 answers)

profile  Nancy from Birmingham (Alabama) asked:
Best things to do in Newport on a 3-day trip in September?  (2 answers)

profile  Ann from Connecticut asked:
Most romantic B&B ?  (1 answer)

profile  Monica from asked:
Great seafood restaurants In Newport  (1 answer)

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

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Portland (Maine) to Newport. Or get a full Portland (Maine) to Newport 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 291 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 46 minutes
59 Portland (Maine) travel answers
1 Manchester (Maine) travel answer
19 Portsmouth (New Hampshire) travel answers
226 Boston travel answers
17 Providence travel answers
32 Newport travel answers





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