21 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

21 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

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21 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  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:  2​h 45​min
5
Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
6
Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quebec and Quartier Petit Champlain. Take a break from the city and head to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and Centre de Ski de Fond de Charlesbourg. Step out of Quebec City to go to Pont-Rouge and see Le Chemin de La Liseuse, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Terrasse Dufferin.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Quebec City trip tool .

Paris, France to Quebec City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Moulin la Lorraine and then fly down the slopes at Station de Ski Mont-Orignal.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lac Etchemin trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Lac Etchemin takes 1.5 hours. In January in Lac Etchemin, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Lac Etchemin

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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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.
Visiting Place des Arts and Old Port of Montreal will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal and ImpresArts. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, view the masterpieces at L'Affichiste Vintage Poster Gallery, and take a stroll through Rue Ste.-Catherine.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Montreal holiday planner .

You can drive from Lac Etchemin to Montreal in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit 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) so you can travel to Lac-Superieur.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tremblant Resort, look for gifts at T Bar, and then fly down the slopes at Tremblant.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lac-Superieur, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Montreal to Lac-Superieur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Montreal in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lac-Superieur, with lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Lac-Superieur

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mont Tremblant
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Tremblant ©
Tremblant
Tremblant Resort ©
Tremblant Resort
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): trek along Rideau Canal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum (Experimental Farm), then shop like a local with ByWard Market, and then see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ottawa online trip builder .

Drive from Lac-Superieur to Ottawa in 3 hours. Traveling from Lac-Superieur in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -16°C in Ottawa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
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.
Do your shopping at St. Lawrence Market and Canvas Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Loma and Royal Ontario Museum. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, explore the world behind art at The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, and head off the coast to Toronto Island Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ottawa to Toronto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Ottawa in January, expect Toronto to be somewhat warmer, temps between -1°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fifth Avenue and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Step out of the city life by going to Hamilton Grange National Memorial and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, stop by Tiffany & Co., steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Toronto to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in January, you will find days in New York City are a bit warmer (5°C), and nights are about the same (-5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time 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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