9 days in Boston & Portland Itinerary

9 days in Boston & Portland Itinerary

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9 days in Boston & Portland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Portland
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Brussels

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.
On the 5th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts and then take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Plantation.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Boston online vacation planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Boston is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Brussels to Boston, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in June; daily highs in Boston reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Plimoth Plantation, The House of the Seven Gables, Hampton Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation

5
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Farnsworth Art Museum and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. You'll explore and learn at Portland Head Light and Maine Maritime Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse (in York), North Conway (Diana's Baths & Cathedral Ledge) and Rocky Gorge (in Albany). There's lots more to do: stroll through Ogunquit Beach, wander the streets of Old Port, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Getting from Boston to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Portland when traveling from Boston in June, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

North Conway, South Portland, Ogunquit Beach, Farnsworth Art Museum, Mount Battie
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

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