20 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

20 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 day
Drive:  8 h 15 min
5
Boston, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Provincetown, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
New Haven, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
End: New York City, United States

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nights
Montreal, Canada

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.
To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreal online trip builder.

If you are flying in from Finland, the closest major aiports are Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Montreal International (Mirabel) Airport. In May, daytime highs in Montreal are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Atwater Market ©
Atwater Market
Quartier des spectacles ©
Quartier des spectacles

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Ottawa, Canada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the activities along Rideau Canal National Historic Site, thenlearn about all things military at Canadian War Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, thenwander the streets of ByWard Market, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum (Experimental Farm).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Ottawa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Ottawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Ottawa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Parks Nature
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Canadian War Museum ©
Canadian War Museum
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

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Toronto, Canada

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 8th (Wed), hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market, thentake in the waterfront at Port Credit, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Casa Loma, and then go all around town with Bluffs Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Toronto day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Ottawa to Toronto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Toronto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Port Credit
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Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

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Niagara Falls, Canada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Niagara on the Lake Heritage District, sample the fine beverages at Wayne Gretzky Estates, and then do a tasting at Trius Winery.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip planner.

Getting from Toronto to Niagara Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trip

Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Niagara on the Lake Heritage District ©
Niagara on the Lake Heritage District
Wayne Gretzky Estates ©
Wayne Gretzky Estates

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Boston, United States

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.
Old North Church & Historic Site and The House of the Seven Gables will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Fine Arts and Plimoth Plantation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Halibut Point State Park (in Rockport) and Hampton Beach State Park (in Hampton). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Newbury Street and hunt for treasures at Quincy Market.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Boston road trip site.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. May in Boston sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

The House of the Seven Gables, Plimoth Plantation, Halibut Point State Park, Hampton Beach State Park
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site

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Provincetown, United States

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Provincetown Town Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, thentake an in-depth tour of Salt Pond Visitor Center, and finally hike along Cape Cod Provincelands Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Long Point, visit a coastal fixture at Highland Light, and then stroll through Race Point Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Provincetown online trip builder.

You can ride a ferry from Boston to Provincetown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Provincetown are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to New Haven.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Highland Light, Salt Pond Visitor Center
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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Cape Cod Provincelands Trail ©
Cape Cod Provincelands Trail

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night
New Haven, United States

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green, thentake an in-depth tour of Knights of Columbus Museum, thenkick back and relax at Walnut Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Haven day trip planning site.

Drive from Provincetown to New Haven in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, daily temperatures in New Haven can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Walnut Beach
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Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Walnut Beach ©
Walnut Beach
Knights of Columbus Museum ©
Knights of Columbus Museum

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get in touch with nature at Bushkill Falls and Ocean Grove Beach. For shopping fun, head to Chelsea Market or Golden Fish Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Upper Delaware River (in Narrowsburg), Hawk's Nest Highway (in Port Jervis) and Raymondskill Falls (in Milford). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at New York Public Library, tour the water at your own pace with Narwhal Yacht Charters, delve into the lush surroundings at Black Rock Forest Consortium, and hike along Delaware Water Gap.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City travel planner.

Drive from New Haven to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Columbia, Milford, Upper Delaware River, Black Rock Forest Consortium, Ocean Grove Beach
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New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Times Square ©
Times Square

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