9 days in Montreal, Quebec City & Ottawa Itinerary

9 days in Montreal, Quebec City & Ottawa Itinerary

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9 days in Montreal, Quebec City & Ottawa Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  7​h
1
Montreal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Quebec City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, walk around Mount Royal Park, pick up some local products at Jean-Talon Market, and learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Montreal tour planner.

Vancouver to Montreal is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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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 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.
Go for a jaunt from Quebec City to Sainte Anne de Beaupre to see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, take in the history at The Battlefields Park, steep yourself in history at Morrin Centre, and don't miss a visit to Quebec City Mural.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Quebec City online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, get a new perspective on nature at Canadian Museum of Nature, and then stroll through Rideau Canal. On the next day, examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, wander the streets of ByWard Market, then get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Gingerbread Man.

For maps, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ottawa itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to Ottawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Parks Trails
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Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature

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