21 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

21 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

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Quebec City, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lac Etchemin, Canada
— 1 night
Drive
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Montreal, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lac-Superieur, Canada
— 1 night
Drive
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Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto
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Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Newark
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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Quebec City, Canada

— 3 nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Quebec and Terrasse Dufferin are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and Centre de Ski de Fond de Charlesbourg. Change things up with a short trip to Le Chemin de La Liseuse in Pont-Rouge (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Quartier Petit Champlain.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Quebec City vacation planning site.

Paris, France to Quebec City is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Paris to Quebec City. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Quebec City to be cooler, temps between -7°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Lac Etchemin.

Things to do in Quebec City

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Lac Etchemin, Canada

— 1 night
On the 17th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Moulin La Lorraine and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Station de Ski Mont-Orignal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lac Etchemin online travel route planner.

Getting from Quebec City to Lac Etchemin by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Lac Etchemin

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

Montreal, Canada

— 3 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Biodome de Montreal and L'Affichiste Vintage Poster Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Notre-Dame Basilica and Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: browse the fresh offerings at Jean-Talon Market, take a stroll through Rue Ste.-Catherine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Port of Montreal, and explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Montreal trip planning tool.

Drive from Lac Etchemin to Montreal in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lac Etchemin in January since evenings lows in Montreal dip to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lac-Superieur.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Lac-Superieur, Canada

— 1 night
Lac-Supérieur is a municipality in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Les Laurentides Regional County Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stop by T Bar and then fly down the slopes at Tremblant.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lac-Superieur trip planner.

You can drive from Montreal to Lac-Superieur in 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Montreal in January since evenings lows in Lac-Superieur dip to -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Ottawa.

Things to do in Lac-Superieur

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

Ottawa, Canada

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley North

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 22nd (Wed): explore the activities along Rideau Canal National Historic Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, and then steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum (Experimental Farm), then wander the streets of ByWard Market, and then see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ottawa trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lac-Superieur to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lac-Superieur in January, Ottawa is a bit warmer at night with lows of -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Toronto, Canada

— 4 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Shop till you drop at St. Lawrence Market and Canvas Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Loma and Royal Ontario Museum. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, squeeze the most out of the city with Bluffs Tours, and step off the mainland to explore Toronto Island Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Toronto holiday maker app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Ottawa to Toronto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ottawa in January, expect Toronto to be somewhat warmer, temps between -1°C and -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:

New York City, United States

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Ellis Island and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, go for a walk through Central Park, stop by Tiffany & Co., and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to New York City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Toronto in January, plan for a bit warmer days in New York City, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:

Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.