17 days in Quebec, Ontario & Manitoba Itinerary

17 days in Quebec, Ontario & Manitoba Itinerary

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1
Quebec City
— 3 nights
2
Montreal
— 2 nights
3
Ottawa
— 2 nights
4
Kingston
— 1 night
5
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
6
Toronto
— 3 nights
7
Winnipeg
— 3 nights

3
nights
Quebec City

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre and La Promenade des Gouverneurs. Popular historic sites such as Place Royale and Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Port, stroll around Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, see the interesting displays at Musee de la civilisation, and admire the landmark architecture of Gare du Palais.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Quebec City travel planning app.

Dublin, Ireland to Quebec City is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Quebec City is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in August, with highs in Quebec City at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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La Promenade des Gouverneurs ©
La Promenade des Gouverneurs
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

2
nights
Montreal

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): browse the fresh offerings at Jean-Talon Market, then take in the history at Place Jacques-Cartier, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Montreal trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Montreal are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel ©
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

2
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Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Canadian Museum of Nature, take a stroll through ByWard Market, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Gatineau Park, get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of History, and then contemplate the long history of Parliament Hill and Buildings.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ottawa day trip planning tool.

Drive from Montreal to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Montreal in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Ottawa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Kingston.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Gatineau
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Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
Canadian Museum of History ©
Canadian Museum of History

1
night
Kingston

Kingston ©
Called the "Limestone City" because it contains many white-stone buildings, Kingston served as the first capital of Canada.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fort Henry National Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Bellevue House National Historic Site, then examine the collection at Canada's Penitentiary Museum, and finally walk around Kingston Waterfront.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kingston trip planner.

Drive from Ottawa to Kingston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Kingston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Fort Henry National Historic Site ©
Fort Henry National Historic Site
Bellevue House National Historic Site ©
Bellevue House National Historic Site
Canada's Penitentiary Museum ©
Canada's Penitentiary Museum

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
On the 3rd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, then admire all the interesting features of White Water Walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Konzelmann Estate Winery, then learn about winemaking at Peller Estates Winery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Niagara on the Lake Heritage District.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kingston to Niagara Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In September in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Niagara on the Lake Heritage District ©
Niagara on the Lake Heritage District
Konzelmann Estate Winery ©
Konzelmann Estate Winery
Peller Estates Winery ©
Peller Estates Winery

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Do your shopping at St. Lawrence Market and Canvas Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Distillery District and Ireland Park. Change things up with a short trip to Cobourg Beach in Cobourg (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, and look for gifts at Soma Chocolate Maker.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Toronto travel planner.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Toronto are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Winnipeg.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cobourg Beach
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Cobourg  Beach ©
Cobourg Beach
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Hockey Hall of Fame ©
Hockey Hall of Fame

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Winnipeg

Winnipeg ©
At the confluence of two rivers, Winnipeg started out as a small trading post in an area inhabited by indigenous tribes for thousands of years before the European arrival.
On the 8th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Sir Hugh John Macdonald House Dalnavert, look for gifts at Frescolio Fine Oils and Vinegars, then steep yourself in history at The Forks National Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Manitoba Planetarium & Science Gallery, look and learn at Manitoba Museum, then walk around Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at English Garden.

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You can fly from Toronto to Winnipeg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toronto to Winnipeg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect Winnipeg to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Winnipeg

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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The Forks National Historic Site ©
The Forks National Historic Site
Leo Mol Sculpture Garden ©
Leo Mol Sculpture Garden
Manitoba Museum ©
Manitoba Museum

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