8 days in Montreal Area & Quebec City Area Itinerary

8 days in Montreal Area & Quebec City Area Itinerary

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Montreal
— 1 night
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Quebec City
— 1 night
3
Tadoussac
— 1 night
4
Rimouski
— 1 night
5
Matane
— 1 night
6
Perce
— 1 night
7
Gaspe
— 1 night

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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.
On the 20th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, thenadmire the masterpieces at Musee Rene Gagnon, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and finally walk around Mount Royal Park. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, examine the collection at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Co-Cathedral of Saint-Antoine-De-Padoue.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Montreal. In July, daytime highs in Montreal are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Co-Cathedral of Saint-Antoine-De-Padoue
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin, and then wander the streets of Place Royale.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Quebec City route planner.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in July: highs in Quebec City hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Tadoussac.

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Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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La Citadelle de Quebec ©
La Citadelle de Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin

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Tadoussac

Tadoussac ©
Tadoussac is a village in Quebec, Canada, at the confluence of the Saguenay and Saint Lawrence rivers. On the 23rd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Azimut Aventure inc., thenhike along Sentier de la Pointe-de-l'Islet Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tadoussac itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Quebec City to Tadoussac takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rimouski.

Things to do in Tadoussac

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
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Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park ©
Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
Sentier de la Pointe-de-l'Islet Trail ©
Sentier de la Pointe-de-l'Islet Trail

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Rimouski

Rimouski ©
Rimouski is a city in Quebec, Canada. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): head outdoors with Pointe-aux-Anglais, thenidentify plant and animal life at Le Chateau Blanc, and then see the interesting displays at Site Historique Maritime De La Pointe-au-Pere.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rimouski trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Tadoussac to Rimouski takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Matane.

Things to do in Rimouski

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Le Chateau Blanc ©
Le Chateau Blanc
Site Historique Maritime De La Pointe-au-Pere ©
Pointe-aux-Anglais ©
Pointe-aux-Anglais

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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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Faunique de Matane, thenidentify plant and animal life at Tree to Tree (d'Arbre en Arbre), and then visit a coastal fixture at Musee du Vieux-Phare.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Matane travel tool.

Drive from Rimouski to Matane in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rimouski to Matane is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Perce.

Things to do in Matane

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tree to Tree (d'Arbre en Arbre)
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Musee du Vieux-Phare ©
Musee du Vieux-Phare

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Perce

Perce ©
Percé is a small city near the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec, Canada. On the 26th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Perce attractions planner.

You can drive from Matane to Perce in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Matane in July, expect nights in Perce to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gaspe.

Things to do in Perce

Outdoors Parks Trails
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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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Forillon National Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Fort Peninsula.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Gaspe trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Perce to Gaspe in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Perce in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Gaspe, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gaspe

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Forillon National Park ©
Forillon National Park
Fort Peninsula ©
Fort Peninsula

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