21 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

21 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
Fly + Bus:  12 h
1
Quebec City, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Lac Etchemin, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Montreal, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Lac-Superieur, Canada
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
6
Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
+3
Ferry + Fly + Bus + Train:  4 h 45 min
7
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Paris, France


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3
nights
Quebec City, Canada

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.
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 Le Chemin de La Liseuse. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Quartier Petit Champlain and stroll through Centre de Ski de Fond de Charlesbourg.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Quebec City trip maker site.

Paris, France to Quebec City is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Paris to Quebec City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Quebec City at -7°C and lows at -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Lac Etchemin.

Things to do in Quebec City

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le Chemin de La Liseuse
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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin

1
night
Lac Etchemin, Canada

Lac Etchemin ©
On the 17th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Moulin la Lorraine and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Station de Ski Mont-Orignal.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, 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

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Station de Ski Mont-Orignal ©
Station de Ski Mont-Orignal
Moulin la Lorraine ©
Moulin la Lorraine

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee des beaux-arts 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. There's lots more to do: take in a show at Place des Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Old Port of Montreal, wander the streets of Rue Ste.-Catherine, and savor the flavors at Jean-Talon Market.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Montreal road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lac Etchemin to Montreal takes 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lac Etchemin in January since evenings lows in Montreal dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lac-Superieur.

Things to do in Montreal

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Rue Ste.-Catherine ©
Rue Ste.-Catherine
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

1
night
Lac-Superieur, Canada

Lac-Superieur ©
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.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lac-Superieur trip planner.

You can drive from Montreal to Lac-Superieur in 2.5 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 travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Lac-Superieur

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mont Tremblant
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Tremblant ©
Tremblant
T Bar ©
T Bar

2
nights
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.
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 other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ottawa trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lac-Superieur to Ottawa. 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 Museums
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Rideau Canal National Historic Site ©
Rideau Canal National Historic Site
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings

4
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto
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 Bay of Spirits Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Loma and Canvas Gallery. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, walk around Toronto Island Park, engage your brain at Ontario Science Centre, and explore the world behind art at The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto sightseeing site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Ottawa to Toronto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. 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
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Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

5
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.
9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Ellis Island and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: make a trip to Fifth Avenue, explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and stop by Tiffany & Co..

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and train from Toronto to New York City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -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
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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