35 days in United States, Montreal & Windsor Itinerary

35 days in United States, Montreal & Windsor Itinerary

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35 days in United States, Montreal & Windsor Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
1
Montreal, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Windsor, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Detroit, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Toledo, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Dayton, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Indianapolis, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Rolla, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
8
Oklahoma City, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  17​h
9
Barstow, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Arvin, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Patterson, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
San Jose, United States
— 3 nights
End: San Jose, United States

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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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, make a trip to Old Montreal, and hunt for treasures at Jean-Talon Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Montreal journey maker website .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and International Airport of Mirabel - Academy of Aeronautics of Canada Flying School training. In July, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Windsor.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maeva Surf
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

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Windsor, Canada

Windsor ©
Canada's southernmost city, Windsor continues to play a key role in the country's automotive industry.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windsor: Stones 'n Bones Museum (in Sarnia) and Point Pelee National Park (in Leamington). The adventure continues: make a trip to Windsor Riverfront, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, try to win big at Caesars Windsor, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkerville Artist Co-op.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Windsor planner .

You can fly from Montreal to Windsor in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Detroit.

Things to do in Windsor

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Point Pelee National Park, Stones 'n Bones Museum
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Point Pelee National Park ©
Point Pelee National Park
Stones 'n Bones Museum ©
Stones 'n Bones Museum
Windsor Riverfront
Windsor Riverfront

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Detroit, United States

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
When in Detroit, make a side trip to see Decode Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, and head outdoors with Dequindre Cut.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip planner.

Detroit is just a short distance from Windsor. In July in Detroit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dearborn, Decode Ann Arbor
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Decode Ann Arbor ©
Decode Ann Arbor
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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Toledo, United States

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toledo: African Safari Wildlife Park (in Port Clinton) and Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial (in Put in Bay). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, admire all the interesting features of Fifth Third Field, explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art, and try to win big at Hollywood Casino Toledo.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Toledo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Toledo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, African Safari Wildlife Park
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Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
National Museum of the Great Lakes ©
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art

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Dayton, United States

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dayton: Great American Ball Park (in Cincinnati), Kings Island (in Mason) and Newport Aquarium (in Newport). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball, stop by Esther Price Fine Chocolates, and contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Dayton trip planner .

Traveling by car from Toledo to Dayton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Dayton can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Dayton

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Great American Ball Park, Newport Aquarium, Kings Island
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National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Dayton Dragons Baseball ©
Dayton Dragons Baseball
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

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Indianapolis, United States

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Step out of Indianapolis to go to Nashville and see Zipline, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Scottish Rite Cathedral, make a trip to Central Canal, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dayton to Indianapolis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Rolla.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zipline
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Zipline
Room Escape Games
Victory Field ©
Victory Field

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Rolla, United States

Rolla ©
Rolla is a city in and the county seat of Phelps County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Stonehenge at Missouri S&T, then take in the natural beauty of Maramec Spring Park, and then learn about winemaking at St. James Winery.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rolla day trip tool .

Drive from Indianapolis to Rolla in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Rolla

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Saint James
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Maramec Spring Park ©
Maramec Spring Park
St. James Winery ©
St. James Winery
Stonehenge at Missouri S&T ©
Stonehenge at Missouri S&T

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Oklahoma City, United States

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Go for a jaunt from Oklahoma City to Arcadia to see Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Osteology, explore the world behind art at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oklahoma City Zoo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Oklahoma City vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Rolla to Oklahoma City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Rolla in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Oklahoma City, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum
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Museum of Osteology ©
Museum of Osteology

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Barstow, United States

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. On the 9th (Fri), look for gifts at Eddie World, examine the collection at Route 66 Mother Road Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Barstow Harvey House, then don't miss a visit to Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch, and finally revel in the low prices at Outlets at Barstow. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Barstow Station, then get engrossed in the history at Mojave River Valley Museum, then see a world frozen in time at Calico Ghost Town, and finally identify plant and animal life at Rainbow Basin Natural Area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barstow travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Oklahoma City to Barstow by car takes about 18 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Oklahoma City to Barstow due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Oklahoma City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Barstow, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Arvin.

Things to do in Barstow

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Yermo, Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch
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Route 66 Mother Road Museum ©
Route 66 Mother Road Museum
Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch ©
Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch
Calico Ghost Town ©
Calico Ghost Town

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Arvin, United States

Arvin ©
Arvin is a city in Kern County, California. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): revel in the low prices at Outlets at Tejon.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arvin driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Barstow to Arvin in 2 hours. When traveling from Barstow in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Arvin, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Patterson.

Things to do in Arvin

Shopping
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Outlets at Tejon ©
Outlets at Tejon

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Patterson, United States

Patterson ©
Patterson is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States, located off Interstate 5. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Knights Ferry), Columbia State Historic Park (in Columbia) and Yosemite National Park (Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park, Parsons Memorial, & more). There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Calaveras Big Trees State Park and enjoy the sand and surf at Goat Rock Beaches.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Patterson day trip app .

You can drive from Arvin to Patterson in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Arvin in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Patterson, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Patterson

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, California, River Rafting & Tubing, Columbia State Historic Park
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Calaveras Big Trees State Park ©
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park ©
Merced Grove ©
Merced Grove

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San Jose, United States

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Explore San Jose's surroundings by going to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard (in Pacific Grove), Monterey (17-Mile Drive & Monterey Bay Aquarium) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). There's still lots to do: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University and contemplate the long history of Winchester Mystery House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Jose journey planning site .

You can drive from Patterson to San Jose in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Patterson in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Jose: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Stanford University
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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