20 days in Canada, New York City & Finger Lakes Wine Country Itinerary

20 days in Canada, New York City & Finger Lakes Wine Country Itinerary

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20 days in Canada, New York City & Finger Lakes Wine Country Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ithaca, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Montreal, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
New York City, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Oslo, Norway

4
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Jenkinson's Boardwalk and Six Flags Great Adventure will thrill your kids. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Point Pleasant Beach (in Point Pleasant Beach), Princeton University (in Princeton) and Asbury Park (Silverball Pinball Museum & Asbury Park Boardwalk). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along New York Harbor, look for gifts at J&R Music and Computer World, and stroll around Grounds For Sculpture.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Oslo, Norway to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Oslo to New York City. When traveling from Oslo in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in New York City, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Ithaca.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Asbury Park, Point Pleasant Beach, Six Flags Great Adventure, Grounds For Sculpture, Princeton University
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Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Jenkinson's Boardwalk ©
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Six Flags Great Adventure ©
Six Flags Great Adventure

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Ithaca, United States

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Venture out of the city with trips to Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen) and Two Goats Brewing (in Burdett). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Earth, admire the natural beauty at Cornell Botanic Gardens, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ithaca trip website .

Traveling by car from New York City to Ithaca takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Ithaca hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Two Goats Brewing, Taughannock Falls State Park, Watkins Glen State Park
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Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Museum of the Earth ©
Museum of the Earth
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park

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nights
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

In a place calling itself the "Loveliest Town in Canada," vacations in Niagara-on-the-Lake remain a good choice for anyone searching for a relaxed and scenic experience in Canada's wine country.
To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara-on-the-Lake trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Niagara-on-the-Lake takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ithaca in July, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Happy Rolph's Animal Farm
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Happy Rolph's Animal Farm ©
Happy Rolph's Animal Farm
Konzelmann Estate Winery ©
Konzelmann Estate Winery

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planning tool .

Niagara Falls is just a short distance from Niagara-on-the-Lake. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
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Marineland ©
Marineland

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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.
Attractions like HMCS Haida National Historic Site and Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toronto: Room Escape Games (in Kitchener), Burlington (Royal Botanical Gardens, Casteleyn Belgian Chocolatiers, & more) and Hamilton (Dundurn Castle & Whitehern Historic House and Garden). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with Grand River Rafting Company, admire all the interesting features of Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, and walk around Jack Darling Memorial Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Toronto travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Burlington, Hamilton, Room Escape Games, Grand River Rafting Company, Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Room Escape Games
HMCS Haida National Historic Site ©
HMCS Haida National Historic Site

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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.
Kids will enjoy Pointe-a-Calliere Museum and Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, pause for some photo ops at Place d'Armes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and make a trip to Old Montreal.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Montreal online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Toronto to Montreal in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Montreal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Pointe-a-Calliere Museum ©
Pointe-a-Calliere Museum
Rue St-Paul
Rue St-Paul

1
night
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the views from Verrazano Narrows Bridge, take in the waterfront at Pier 17, then stop by Liddabit Sweets, then wander the streets of Rockaways, and finally hunt for treasures at The Annex / Hell's Kitchen Flea Market.

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Montreal to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Verrazano Narrows Bridge
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Rockaways
Rockaways
Liddabit Sweets ©
Liddabit Sweets

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