8 days in Maine & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Maine & Melbourne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Portland
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Portland

— 2 nights

The Forest City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit) and Harris Farm Cross Country Skiing (in Dayton). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maine Craft Distilling, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, and stop by Old Port.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Portland road trip planner.

New York City to Portland is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in February: high temperatures in Portland hover around 35°F and lows are around 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 5 nights
Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Cocoa Beach (Cocoa Beach, The Florida Key Lime Pie Company, &more), Merritt Island (Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Helicopter Tours, &more) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Brevard Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canaveral National Seashore, and admire the masterpieces at Norton Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Portland to Melbourne in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Portland in February, expect Melbourne to be much hotter, temps between 76°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
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.