31 days in Quebec by the Sea Itinerary

31 days in Quebec by the Sea Itinerary

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31 days in Quebec by the Sea Itinerary

Start: Red Deer
bus + Fly:  12​h
1
Gaspe
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bonaventure
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Carleton-sur-Mer
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Sainte Anne des Monts
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Matane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Le Bic
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Riviere du Loup
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Tadoussac
— 5 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  13​h
End: Red Deer

4
nights
Gaspe

Gaspe ©
Gaspé is a city at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of eastern Quebec, Canada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gaspe: Perce (Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, Magasin General Historique Authentique 1928, & more) and Indian Head Rock (in Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Forillon National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Perce Rock, examine the collection at Site d'interpretation de la culture Micmac de Gespeg, and visit a coastal fixture at Pointe-a-la-Renommee.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gaspe trip simple and quick.

Red Deer to Gaspe is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Red Deer to Gaspe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Red Deer in September, Gaspe is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bonaventure.

Things to do in Gaspe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Perce, Indian Head Rock
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
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Forillon National Park ©
Forillon National Park
Perce Rock ©
Perce Rock

3
nights
Bonaventure

Bonaventure ©
Bonaventure is a town on the Gaspé Peninsula in the Bonaventure Regional County Municipality of Quebec. Step out of Bonaventure to go to New Richmond and see Station Touristique Pin Rouge, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bioparc, visit a coastal fixture at Pointe Bonaventure Lighthouse, examine the collection at Musee Acadien du Quebec a Bonaventure, and get outside with Le Malin Bonaventure.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonaventure road trip site .

Traveling by car from Gaspe to Bonaventure takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carleton-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Bonaventure

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Station Touristique Pin Rouge
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Le Malin Bonaventure ©
Le Malin Bonaventure
Musee Acadien du Quebec a Bonaventure ©
Pointe Bonaventure Lighthouse ©
Pointe Bonaventure Lighthouse

3
nights
Carleton-sur-Mer

Carleton-sur-Mer ©
Carleton-sur-Mer is the fifth largest town of the Gaspésie's south shore, in southeastern Quebec, Canada, located on Route 132, along the Baie des Chaleurs.The town's territory includes the communities of Biron, Caps-de-Maria, Carleton, Robitaille, and Saint-Omer.HistoryTracadigash/CarletonAround 1756, seven families of exiled Acadians arrived in Tracadigash from Bonaventure and Restigouche, following their deportation from Beaubassin, Nova-Scotia, in 1755. Change things up with these side-trips from Carleton-sur-Mer: Pont de Routhierville (in Routhierville) and Parc de la Pointe Taylor (in New Richmond). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Gaspe Peninsula, play a few rounds at Club de Golf de Carleton-sur-Mer, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratoire Notre-Dame-Du-Mont-St-Joseph.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carleton-sur-Mer trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bonaventure to Carleton-sur-Mer takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Carleton-sur-Mer are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sainte Anne des Monts.

Things to do in Carleton-sur-Mer

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pont de Routhierville, Gaspe Peninsula, Parc de la Pointe Taylor
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Gaspe Peninsula ©
Gaspe Peninsula
Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur ©
Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur

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nights
Sainte Anne des Monts

Sainte Anne des Monts ©
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts is a city in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of the province of Quebec in Canada.Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, a small city between the Chic-Choc Mountains and sea, it is on the south shore of the St-Lawrence river estuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sainte Anne des Monts: Reserve Faunique des Chics-Chocs (in Murdochville) and Port-Cartier (Parc de la Taiga, Parc de la Riviere-aux-Rochers - Piege a saumon, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National de la Gaspesie, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Exploramer, look for gifts at Nathalie Dumouchel Ceramiste, and make a trip to Eole Cap-Chat.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sainte Anne des Monts route planner .

You can drive from Carleton-sur-Mer to Sainte Anne des Monts in 3 hours. Traveling from Carleton-sur-Mer to Sainte Anne des Monts, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Sainte Anne des Monts are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Matane.

Things to do in Sainte Anne des Monts

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Port-Cartier, Reserve Faunique des Chics-Chocs, Eole Cap-Chat
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
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Parc National de la Gaspesie ©
Parc National de la Gaspesie
Exploramer ©
Exploramer
Nathalie Dumouchel Ceramiste ©
Nathalie Dumouchel Ceramiste

3
nights
Matane

Matane ©
Matane is a town on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec, Canada, on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River at the mouth of the Matane River. Get out of town with these interesting Matane side-trips: Circuit du patrimoine bati matapedien (in Amqui) and Site des Chutes et Marais (in Causapscal). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de Doris, enjoy breathtaking views from Poste d'Observation pour la Montee du Saumon de Matane, Barrage Mathieu-D'Amours, enjoy the sea views from Musee du Vieux-Phare, and trek along Sentier international des Appalaches.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Matane vacation builder .

You can drive from Sainte Anne des Monts to Matane in an hour. Traveling from Sainte Anne des Monts to Matane, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Le Bic.

Things to do in Matane

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Vignoble Carpinteri, Site des Chutes et Marais, Circuit du patrimoine bati matapedien
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Jardins de Doris ©
Jardins de Doris
Vignoble Carpinteri ©
Vignoble Carpinteri
Musee du Vieux-Phare ©
Musee du Vieux-Phare

4
nights
Le Bic

Le Bic ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Bic: Jardins de Metis / Reford Gardens (in Grand-Metis), Sainte-Flavie (Vieux Moulin - Vin de miel & Le Grand Rassemblement) and Site Historique Maritime De La Pointe-au-Pere (in Pointe-au-Pere).

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Le Bic journey planner .

You can drive from Matane to Le Bic in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Matane to Le Bic due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Riviere du Loup.

Things to do in Le Bic

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sainte-Flavie, Rimouski, Canyon des portes de l'enfer, Jardins de Metis / Reford Gardens, Site Historique Maritime De La Pointe-au-Pere
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
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Parc National du Bic ©
Parc National du Bic
Jardins de Metis / Reford Gardens ©
Jardins de Metis / Reford Gardens

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nights
Riviere du Loup

Riviere du Loup ©
Rivière-du-Loup is a small city on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. Explore Riviere du Loup's surroundings by going to Trois-Pistoles (Musee Saint Laurent & Eglise Notre-Dame-Des-Neiges), Kamouraska (Quais de Kamouraska & Zone Aventure) and Parc Clair Soleil de Cabano (in Temiscouata-sur-le-Lac). The adventure continues: stroll around Parc des Chutes, don't miss a visit to Ancien Wagon de Queue du Grand Tronc, identify plant and animal life at Ile aux Lievres, and admire the majestic nature at Parc cotier Kiskotuk.

To find out how to plan a trip to Riviere du Loup, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Le Bic to Riviere du Loup by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Riviere du Loup can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tadoussac.

Things to do in Riviere du Loup

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Trois-Pistoles, Kamouraska, Parc Clair Soleil de Cabano
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
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Parc des Chutes ©
Parc des Chutes
Ile aux Lievres ©
Ile aux Lievres
Parc du Campus-et-de-la-Cite ©
Parc du Campus-et-de-la-Cite

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nights
Tadoussac

Tadoussac ©
Tadoussac is a village in Quebec, Canada, at the confluence of the Saguenay and Saint Lawrence rivers. Explore Tadoussac's surroundings by going to Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs (Phare de L'ile Verte & Musee du Squelette) and Musee de la Petite Anglicane (in Forestville). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier de la Pointe-de-l'Islet Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Microbrasserie Tadoussac, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre, and stop by Cetacebon.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tadoussac trip site .

Getting from Riviere du Loup to Tadoussac by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tadoussac

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs, Musee de la Petite Anglicane
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:
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Sentier de la Pointe-de-l'Islet Trail ©
Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre ©
Petite Chapelle de Tadoussac ©
Petite Chapelle de Tadoussac