5 days in Canada Itinerary

5 days in Canada Itinerary

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5 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Toronto
1
Toronto
— 1 day
Ferry + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Quebec City, Quebec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Montreal, Quebec
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
North Sydney, Cape Breton Island
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Toronto

1
day
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, and finally examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Toronto driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Toronto. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): wander the streets of Terrasse Dufferin, admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Morrin Centre and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Quebec City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Quebec City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Toronto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Quebec City, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Montreal online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quebec City in May: highs in Montreal hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to North Sydney.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Museums
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

1
day
North Sydney, Cape Breton Island

North Sydney ©
North Sydney is a former town and current community in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.Located on the north side of Sydney Harbour, along the eastern coast of Cape Breton Island, North Sydney is an important port in Atlantic Canada, serving as the western terminus of the Marine Atlantic ferry service. On the 5th (Tue), see the interesting displays at North Sydney Historical Society and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the North Sydney trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Montreal to North Sydney. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. In May, North Sydney is a bit cooler than Montreal - with highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in North Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors
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North Sydney Historical Society ©
North Sydney Historical Society

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