7 days in United States, Toronto & Montreal Itinerary

7 days in United States, Toronto & Montreal Itinerary

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7 days in United States, Toronto & Montreal Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
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Montreal, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lake Placid, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Saugerties, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Hyde Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Watkins Glen, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, brush up on your military savvy at HMCS Haida National Historic Site, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Burlington Waterfront Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Toronto tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Lester B. Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport. In October in Toronto, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Burlington Waterfront Trail, HMCS Haida National Historic Site
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CN Tower
CN Tower
HMCS Haida National Historic Site ©
HMCS Haida National Historic Site
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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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.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, admire all the interesting features of Old Port of Montreal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Montreal trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Toronto to Montreal takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Montreal, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde ©
Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde
Old Port of Montreal ©
Old Port of Montreal

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Lake Placid, United States

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. On the 9th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whiteface Mountain.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Placid trip planner .

Getting from Montreal to Lake Placid by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Montreal in October, Lake Placid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saugerties.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Whiteface Mountain
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Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
Whiteface Mountain ©
Whiteface Mountain
Mount Jo ©
Mount Jo

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Saugerties, United States

Saugerties ©
On the 10th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, then admire the landmark architecture of Olana State Historic Site, then browse the fresh offerings at Greig Farm, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Transfiguration Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saugerties day trip website .

You can drive from Lake Placid to Saugerties in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lake Placid in October, with highs in Saugerties at 22°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Hyde Park.

Things to do in Saugerties

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Greig Farm, Holy Transfiguration Church, Olana State Historic Site
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Olana State Historic Site ©
Olana State Historic Site
Greig Farm ©
Greig Farm
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve ©
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve

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Hyde Park, United States

Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, then get advice or help at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and finally take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hyde Park trip builder website .

You can drive from Saugerties to Hyde Park in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Hyde Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
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Watkins Glen, United States

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 12th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Seneca Lake Wine Trail, then admire the masterpieces at The Rockwell Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at McGregor Vineyard.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Watkins Glen journey planner.

You can drive from Hyde Park to Watkins Glen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and car. October in Watkins Glen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, McGregor Vineyard, The Rockwell Museum
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Seneca Lake Wine Trail ©
Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
The Rockwell Museum ©
The Rockwell Museum

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