The Best Day Trip to Portland, Maine Itinerary + Map

If there was ever a city that resembles New England’s beauty and vigor, it’s Portland, Maine.

If you can picture a bustling coastal city teeming with lush parks and  Victorian architecture, then you might as well already be in Portland.

Get ready to learn about the ultimate day trip to Portland, Maine, with no detail left unsaid.

Arrive in Portland

Depending on where you are traveling from, you’ll want to try and get  to the city around 7:30 am so you can settle into your hotel.

It’s best to go to The Holy Donuts on Commercial Street in downtown Portland, as it’s close to all the main morning attractions.

Breakfast + Coffee

This is the governmental base for the city, and although this may not sound interesting, the architecture is simply stunning.

Portland City Hall and Merrill Auditorium

The historic Wadsworth-Longfellow House is the next stop and only a five-minute walk from city hall.

Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Longfellow Bookstore

No more than a ten-minute walk from Longfellow books, the Portland Museum of Art – or PMA – is a must-visit.

Portland Museum of Art

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