Perfect 3 Day Itinerary for Portland, Maine

Sept 2017

Perfect 3 Day Itinerary for Portland, Maine

In complete transparency, Hurricane Irma forced us to visit Portland, Maine. We were scheduled to go visit Walt Disney World but due to the impeding storm, we had to cancel that trip the morning the night before. Still having the time off, we got in the car and started driving north for our Plan B trip.

Since we had no time to plan, we discovered Portland along the way and we loved what we found! A craft beer haven (perfect Beer Christmas destination!) and seafood heaven, we were so into Portland. We still talk about our meal at Central Provisions! And a summer time trip meant great weather to enjoy all the outdoor scenery, including beautiful lighthouses. This trip ending up being amazing and I have to say, the itinerary did not come out too bad if I do say so myself – demonstrating that sometimes you do not need hours and hours of planning – the trip will plan itself.

What is there to do?

  • There are so many craft beer places so take the opportunity to do some tasting
  • The coast is beautiful – make time to visit the light houses
  • Downtown has so much to see so wondering around is a must
  • Take the ferry to Peaks Island
  • Longer trips can include Acadia National Park

Where to eat?

  • If you take one recommendation from me, it is to go eat at Central Provisions
  • Do not miss The Holy Donut downtown!

Here was our complete itinerary! 

Activity Food
Friday Morning Drive to Portland

Pit Stop: Tree House Brewing Co.

Afternoon
Evening Pit Stop: The Clam Shack
Night Downtown Portland Gelato Fiasco
Saturday Morning Peaks Island The Holy Donut
Afternoon Duck Fat

Novare Res Bier Cafe

Evening Old Port Tavern Billiards Central Provisions

Beals Famous Old Fashioned Ice Cream

Sunday Morning Portland Headlight Dutch’s
Afternoon Maine Beer Company The Lobster Shack

Bard Coffee

Thirsty Pig

Evening Street and Co
Monday Morning Drive home

Pit Stop: Trillium Brewing Company

Becky’s Diner

The Holy Donut

Read the full trip details here!

If you have been to Portland before, let me know what I missed and what your favorites are!

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