20 days in Quebec, Ottawa & Toronto Itinerary

20 days in Quebec, Ottawa & Toronto Itinerary

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20 days in Quebec, Ottawa & Toronto Itinerary

Start: Lille
train + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Montreal
— 4 nights
2
Quebec City
— 4 nights
3
Ottawa
— 4 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Toronto
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  11​h 15​min
End: Lille

4
nights
Montreal

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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, examine the collection at Barbie Expo, make a trip to Old Montreal, and take an in-depth tour of Pointe-a-Calliere Museum.

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Lille, France to Montreal is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Lille to Montreal due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lille in January, expect Montreal to be much colder, temps between -5°C and -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

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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.
Take a break from Quebec City with a short trip to Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and get engrossed in the history at La Citadelle de Quebec.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Quebec City trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Montreal in January, Quebec City is a bit cooler at night with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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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.
Ottawa is known for museums, trails, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, examine the collection at Canadian Museum of Nature, get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and stroll through Rideau Canal.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Ottawa journey builder app .

Fly from Quebec City to Ottawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Ottawa, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Gatineau Park
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BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal

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nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Venture out of the city with trips to BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League (in Hamilton), Room Escape Games (in St. Catharines) and Niagara Falls (Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, take in the spiritual surroundings of St James Anglican Cathedral, and examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Toronto driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Ottawa to Toronto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in January: high temperatures in Toronto hover around -1°C and lows are around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Port Credit Memorial Park, Foreign Affair Winery, Statue of George Bernard Shaw, Room Escape Games
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CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum

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