10 days in Quebec City Area & Ottawa Itinerary

10 days in Quebec City Area & Ottawa Itinerary

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10 days in Quebec City Area & Ottawa Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  7​h
1
Montreal, Quebec
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Quebec City, Quebec
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica, take an in-depth tour of Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Montreal trip planning app .

Vancouver to Montreal is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In August in Montreal, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal
Rage: Axe Throwing ©
Rage: Axe Throwing

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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.
Quebec City is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, examine the collection at Musee de la civilisation, stop by La Boutique Artisans Canada, and admire the masterpieces at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ).

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Quebec City day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Go for a jaunt from Ottawa to Montebello to see Omega Park about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: trek along Rideau Canal, learn about all things military at Canadian War Museum, admire nature's extreme beauty at Gingerbread Man, and get a new perspective on nature at Canadian Museum of Nature.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ottawa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to Ottawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Omega Park
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National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature

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