26 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

26 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

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26 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

Start: Lyon, France
tram + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Montreal, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Montreal, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Quebec City, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Les Bergeronnes, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Saint-Felicien, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Grandes-Piles, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Mont-Tremblant National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Gatineau, Canada
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Gatineau, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Montreal, Canada
— Few hours
Fly + tram:  11​h 30​min
End: Lyon, France

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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.
You've added Old Port of Montreal, Old Montreal, Mont Royal - Mount Royal, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal and make a trip to Rue St-Paul.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Montreal trip itinerary planner.

Lyon, France to Montreal is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Rue St-Paul
Rue St-Paul
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©

2
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Montreal to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Montreal.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
Montreal, Canada

Montreal
To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Montreal travel planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Montreal takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Montreal reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at La Citadelle de Quebec and then wander the streets of Place Royale.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Quebec City online itinerary creator.

Drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Quebec City sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Les Bergeronnes.

Things to do in Quebec City

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Place Royale ©
Place Royale
La Citadelle de Quebec ©
La Citadelle de Quebec

1
night
Les Bergeronnes, Canada

Les Bergeronnes ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): snap pictures at Pont du Faubourg and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Les Bergeronnes trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Les Bergeronnes takes 3.5 hours. In August, Les Bergeronnes is a bit cooler than Quebec City - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint-Felicien.

Things to do in Les Bergeronnes

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pont du Faubourg, Ferme 5 Etoiles
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Ferme 5 Etoiles ©
Ferme 5 Etoiles

2
nights
Saint-Felicien, Canada

Saint-Felicien ©
Saint-Félicien is a city in the Canadian province of Quebec. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Village historique de Val-Jalbert, examine the collection at Musee du Cheddar, and then meet the residents at Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Félicien.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Felicien trip builder.

Traveling by car from Les Bergeronnes to Saint-Felicien takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Les Bergeronnes in August, expect Saint-Felicien to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grandes-Piles.

Things to do in Saint-Felicien

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Sur la Route des Pionniers, Village historique de Val-Jalbert, Musee du Cheddar
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Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien ©
Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien
Sur la Route des Pionniers ©
Sur la Route des Pionniers
Village historique de Val-Jalbert ©
Village historique de Val-Jalbert

3
nights
Grandes-Piles, Canada

Grandes-Piles ©
Grandes-Piles is a village municipality in the Mauricie region of the province of Quebec in Canada.GeographyLocated in Radnor Township, this small village is located on a cliff at north of Grand-Mère, overlooking the Saint-Maurice River on the east bank. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Musee du Bucheron, take in panoramic vistas at La Cite de l'energie, and then identify plant and animal life at Observation de l'Ours Noir.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Grandes-Piles custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Felicien to Grandes-Piles takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Mont-Tremblant National Park.

Things to do in Grandes-Piles

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

La Cite de l'energie, Aux Berges Du St-Maurice Inc, Parc national du Canada de la Mauricie
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Parc national du Canada de la Mauricie ©
La Cite de l'energie ©
La Cite de l'energie
Village du Bucheron ©
Village du Bucheron

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nights
Mont-Tremblant National Park, Canada

Mont-Tremblant National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Village Du Père Noël Inc.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Tremblant National Park travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Grandes-Piles to Mont-Tremblant National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grandes-Piles in August, plan for little chillier nights in Mont-Tremblant National Park, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gatineau.

Things to do in Mont-Tremblant National Park

Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Village du Pere Noel
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Village du Pere Noel ©
Village du Pere Noel

5
nights
Gatineau, Canada

Gatineau ©
Facing off across the Ottawa River with the nation's capital, Gatineau represents a slice of French Canadian influence in the National Capital Region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatineau: Doran Bay Model Ship Museum (in Iroquois), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Foresters Falls) and Omega Park (in Montebello). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Upper Canada Village, see the interesting displays at Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gatineau Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gatineau trip generator.

You can drive from Mont-Tremblant National Park to Gatineau in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Gatineau

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Upper Canada Village, Omega Park, Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum, Doran Bay Model Ship Museum
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Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum ©
Omega Park ©
Omega Park
Canadian Museum of History ©
Canadian Museum of History

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nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Marineland and Niagara SkyWheel. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Gatineau to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gatineau.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Marineland ©
Marineland
Niagara SkyWheel ©
Niagara SkyWheel

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nights
Gatineau, Canada

Gatineau ©
On the 31st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Mackenzie King Estate, then make a splash at Mont Cascades, and then stroll through Parc du Lac Leamy.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatineau vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Niagara Falls to Gatineau takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Gatineau

Parks Winter Sports Theme Parks

Side Trip

Mont Cascades
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Mont Cascades ©
Mont Cascades
Musée canadien des enfants ©
Musée canadien des enfants
Leamy Lake Park ©
Leamy Lake Park

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hours
Montreal, Canada

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreal itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gatineau to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Gatineau in September, Montreal is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Tours
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Walking tours

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