8 days in Connecticut, Portland & Boston Itinerary

8 days in Connecticut, Portland & Boston Itinerary

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8 days in Connecticut, Portland & Boston Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Groton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Groton

Groton ©
Groton is a town located on the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut, United States. Plan my day in Groton using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

London, UK to Groton is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Groton hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Groton

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Florence Griswold Museum, Foxwoods Resort Casino
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The Submarine Force Museum ©
The Submarine Force Museum
Florence Griswold Museum ©
Florence Griswold Museum
Foxwoods Resort Casino ©
Foxwoods Resort Casino

2
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.
On the 10th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, and then steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Maine State Museum, then kick back and relax at Casco Bay, then learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rising Tide Brewing Company.

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Traveling by car from Groton to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Groton in January, with highs in Portland at 0°C and lows at -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Beaches

Side Trips

Maine State Museum, Strawbery Banke Museum
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Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Maine State Museum ©
Maine State Museum
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Back Bay and National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Fine Arts and The Mapparium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Museum of Russian Icons (in Clinton) and Providence Performing Arts Center (in Providence). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through North End, explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, take a stroll around TD Garden, and explore the galleries of Old State House.

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Drive from Portland to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in January, Boston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Nightlife Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Museum of Russian Icons, National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette, Providence Performing Arts Center
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Back Bay ©
Back Bay
Museum of Russian Icons ©
Museum of Russian Icons
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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