28 days in Canada Itinerary

28 days in Canada Itinerary

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28 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Montreal
1
Montreal
— 19 nights
2
Quebec City
— 3 nights
3
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Toronto
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Montreal

19
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Montreal side-trips: Mont Tremblant (Tremblant & Ski de Fond Mont-Tremblant), Carillon Canal National Historic Site (in St-Andre-d'Argenteuil) and Ski Vallee Bleue (in Val David). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, and have some family-friendly fun at Maeva Surf.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Montreal online visit planner .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Montreal International (Mirabel) Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Laval, Mont Tremblant, Kahnawake, Saint Sauveur des Monts, Bibliotheque Municipale Rosemere
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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

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Quartier Petit Champlain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and then admire the sheer force of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Quebec City trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Quebec City when traveling from Montreal in January, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ottawa.

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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

2
nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, then examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ottawa route maker website .

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to Ottawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Casa Loma, stop by The Saucy Milliner, then get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, then explore the world behind art at The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, then shop like a local with Bay of Spirits Gallery, and finally hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Toronto day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Ottawa to Toronto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in February, with highs in Toronto at 0°C and lows at -8°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum

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