7 days in Boston, Portland & Albany Itinerary

7 days in Boston, Portland & Albany Itinerary

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7 days in Boston, Portland & Albany Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  3​h
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Step out of Boston to go to Salem and see Peabody Essex Museum, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, appreciate the history behind Bunker Hill Monument, and browse the collection at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary site .

New York City to Boston is an approximately 3-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Boston at 64°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Peabody Essex Museum
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Wells Beach (in Wells) and Seashore Trolley Museum (in Kennebunkport). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, stop by Bull Moose Music, find something for the whole family at Funtown Splashtown USA, and admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Portland trip builder .

Traveling by car from Boston to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in October, plan for little chillier nights in Portland, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Funtown Splashtown USA, Wells Beach, Seashore Trolley Museum, Portland Head Light
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Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach

1
night
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at New York State Capitol, then explore the galleries of New York State Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Dutch Apple Cruises, and finally browse the different shops at Crossgates.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Albany trip website .

Getting from Portland to Albany by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Albany sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum
New York State Capitol ©
New York State Capitol
Crossgates ©
Crossgates

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