8 days in Canada Itinerary

8 days in Canada Itinerary

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8 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
Bus + Fly + Ferry:  3​h 30​min
1
Toronto
— 2 nights
Ferry + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Quebec City, Quebec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Montreal, Quebec
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
End: Detroit

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Change things up with a short trip to Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to CN Tower, step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, and wander the streets of The Distillery District.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Toronto holiday builder tool .

Detroit, USA to Toronto is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in December, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Niagara Falls Canada
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CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum

2
nights
Quebec City, Quebec

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.
On the 14th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, and then admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Quebec City vacation planner.

Getting from Toronto to Quebec City by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

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

3
nights
Montreal, Quebec

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, pause for some photo ops at Place d'Armes, browse the fresh offerings at Jean-Talon Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreal online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

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

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