7 days in Portsmouth & Maine Itinerary

7 days in Portsmouth & Maine Itinerary

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Portsmouth
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Portsmouth — 2 nights

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip planning site.

Newark to Portsmouth is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in August, things will get little chillier in Portsmouth: highs are around 80°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portland.
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Portland — 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Portland Breakwater Lighthouse and Eastern Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at South Portland Historical Society Museum and Fort Preble. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Maine Jewish Museum, look for gifts at Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine, browse the fresh offerings at Harbor Fish Market, and get a taste of local nightlife at Maine Craft Distilling.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Portland road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Portland takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Maine travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Gift & Specialty Shops
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.
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