10 days in Quebec Itinerary

10 days in Quebec Itinerary

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10 days in Quebec Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Train:  2 h 15 min
1
Montreal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Quebec City
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
End: Ottawa

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.
You'll explore and learn at Barbie Expo and Biodome de Montreal. Step off the beaten path and head to Omega Park and Zoo de Granby. Change things up with a short trip to Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac in Saint-Benoit-du-Lac (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and stroll through Douglass Beach.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Montreal trip planner .

Ottawa to Montreal is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Douglass Beach, Zoo de Granby, Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, Omega Park
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac ©
Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac
Barbie Expo ©
Barbie Expo

6
nights
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.
Old Quebec and Musee de la civilisation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and Place Royale. Change things up with these side-trips from Quebec City: Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre (in Sainte Anne de Beaupre) and Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier (in Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old Port, steep yourself in history at Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site, stroll around Plains of Abraham, and wander the streets of Terrasse Dufferin.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Quebec City journey planning website .

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Montreal in July, expect nights in Quebec City to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
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Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre ©
Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec

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