36 days in Quebec & Calgary Itinerary

36 days in Quebec & Calgary Itinerary

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36 days in Quebec & Calgary Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Gatineau
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Mont Tremblant
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Montreal
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Trois-Rivieres
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Quebec City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Saint Jean Port Joli
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Carleton-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
8
Calgary
— 11 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Gatineau

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: Montebello (ChocoMotive & Omega Park) and Patinage en Foret (in Lac-des-Loups). There's much more to do: hike along Gatineau Park, tee off at Larrimac Golf & Tennis Club, contemplate the long history of Carbide Willson Ruins, and take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of History.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gatineau trip maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Gatineau is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Gatineau is minus 15 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Gatineau when traveling from Sydney in May, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mont Tremblant.

Things to do in Gatineau

Fun & Games Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Chelsea, Montebello, Mont Cascades Golf Club, Patinage en Foret
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Dunn-D's Mini Golf ©
Dunn-D's Mini Golf
Canadian Museum of History ©
Canadian Museum of History
Gatineau Park ©
Gatineau Park

3
nights
Mont Tremblant

Mont Tremblant ©
Best known for its ski resort, Mont Tremblant appeals to tourists regardless of season with its lush natural setting and priceless mountain views.
Explore Mont Tremblant's surroundings by going to Aventure Reve Blanc (in Mont Laurier), Mont la Reserve Saint-Donat (in Saint Donat) and Sentier Pedestre Boise Joseph BB Gauthier (in Lac-Saguay). The adventure continues: stroll through Tremblant, get your game on at Tremblant Virtual Reality, get a taste of life in the country at Ranch Mar-ma, and hike along Le Petit Train du Nord Bike Path.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mont Tremblant day trip planner .

You can drive from Gatineau to Mont Tremblant in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gatineau in May since evenings lows in Mont Tremblant dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Mont Tremblant

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aventure Reve Blanc, Ranch Mar-ma, Mont la Reserve Saint-Donat, Sentier Pedestre Boise Joseph BB Gauthier, Le Petit Train du Nord Bike Path
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Tremblant ©
Tremblant
Tremblant Virtual Reality ©
Tremblant Virtual Reality
Mission Laser ©
Mission Laser

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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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, indulge your taste buds at Jean-Talon Market, make a trip to Old Montreal, and have some family-friendly fun at Rage: Axe Throwing.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Montreal road trip app .

You can drive from Mont Tremblant to Montreal in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Montreal when traveling from Mont Tremblant in May, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Trois-Rivieres.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

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nights
Trois-Rivieres

Trois-Rivieres ©
Trois-Rivières is a city in the Mauricie administrative region of Quebec, Canada, located at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers, on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River across from the city of Bécancour. Get out of town with these interesting Trois-Rivieres side-trips: Parc lineaire des Bois-Francs (in Victoriaville), Drummondville (D'Arbre en Arbre Drummondville, Ferme du Bassin, & more) and Centre de Peche Caron - Poissons des Chenaux (in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc Laviolette, browse the collection at Bibliotheque Gatien-Lapointe, make a trip to Basilica di Notre-Dame-du-Cap, and learn about winemaking at Domaine du Clos de l'Isle.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Trois-Rivieres online trip builder .

Drive from Montreal to Trois-Rivieres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Trois-Rivieres

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Drummondville, Domaine du Clos de l'Isle, Centre de Peche Caron - Poissons des Chenaux, Parc lineaire des Bois-Francs
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D'Arbre en Arbre Drummondville ©
D'Arbre en Arbre Drummondville
Ferme du Bassin ©
Ferme du Bassin
Domaine du Clos de l'Isle ©
Domaine du Clos de l'Isle

4
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.
Quebec City is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, steep yourself in history at Morrin Centre, take a stroll through Terrasse Dufferin, and take in the history at The Battlefields Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Quebec City road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Trois-Rivieres to Quebec City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Quebec City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint Jean Port Joli.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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nights
Saint Jean Port Joli

Saint Jean Port Joli ©
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is a village in the Regional County Municipality of L'Islet within the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec, Canada. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Jean Port Joli: La Malbaie (Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur, Champignons Charlevoix, & more), Le Chenil du Sportif (in Charlevoix) and Zone Aventure (in Kamouraska). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Isle-aux-Coudres, hike along L'Aboiteau, relax in the rural setting at Erabliere Bois-Joli, and steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Saint Jean Port Joli road trip planning website .

You can drive from Quebec City to Saint Jean Port Joli in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Saint Jean Port Joli can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carleton-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Saint Jean Port Joli

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

La Malbaie, L'Aboiteau, Le Chenil du Sportif, Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours, Isle-aux-Coudres
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur ©
Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur
Isle-aux-Coudres ©
Isle-aux-Coudres
Champignons Charlevoix ©
Champignons Charlevoix

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratoire Notre-Dame-Du-Mont-St-Joseph, then delve into the distant past at Miguasha National Park, then tee off at Club de Golf de Carleton-sur-Mer, and finally make a trip to Phare de Carleton.

To find out how to plan a trip to Carleton-sur-Mer, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Saint Jean Port Joli to Carleton-sur-Mer in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Jean Port Joli to Carleton-sur-Mer is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Carleton-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Miguasha National Park
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Miguasha National Park ©
Miguasha National Park
Oratoire Notre-Dame-Du-Mont-St-Joseph ©

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nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Explore Calgary's surroundings by going to Drumheller (Orkney Viewpoint & Royal Tyrrell Museum), Banff National Park ( Sunshine Village & Johnston Canyon) and Banff (Via Ferrata, Cave and Basin National Historic Site, & more). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Calgary Zoo, trek along Cory and Edith Passes, steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary, and step off the mainland to explore Prince's Island Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Calgary trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carleton-sur-Mer to Calgary. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Carleton-sur-Mer to Calgary. June in Calgary sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Banff National Park, Canmore, Drumheller, Fallentimber Meadery
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 24:
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Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village

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