11 days in United States, Montreal & Toronto Itinerary

11 days in United States, Montreal & Toronto Itinerary

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11 days in United States, Montreal & Toronto Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
— Few hours
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Toronto, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
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Detroit, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
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Chicago, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  16 h 45 min
5
Colorado Springs, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
6
Omaha, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Des Moines, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  20 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Canada

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll around Parc des Rapides.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Montreal holiday maker .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Montreal International (Mirabel) Airport. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks
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Parc des Rapides ©
Parc des Rapides

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Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Before you visit Toronto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Montreal to Toronto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in December, with highs in Toronto at 2°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Toronto

Fun & Games Tours Wildlife
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Levelup Reality ©
Levelup Reality
Threshold Aviation Airliner Adventures ©
West Queen West ©
West Queen West

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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.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mariners' Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sweetest Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at African Bead Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ste. Anne de Detroit Church.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Toronto to Detroit in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Historic Sites Museums
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Historic Trinity Lutheran Church ©
Historic Trinity Lutheran Church
Ste. Anne de Detroit Church ©
Ste. Anne de Detroit Church
Mariners' Church ©
Mariners' Church

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Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Explore hidden gems such as Chicago Skyline and Picasso Statue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette) and First Division Museum at Cantigny (in Wheaton). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at Team vs Time, see the interesting displays at American Writers Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Ragnarok Axe Throwing, and take in the architecture and design of University of Chicago.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chicago tour itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Detroit to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In December in Chicago, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Chicago

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baha'i House of Worship, First Division Museum at Cantigny
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Ragnarok Axe Throwing ©
Ragnarok Axe Throwing
Chicago Skyline ©
Chicago Skyline
Picasso Statue ©
Picasso Statue

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Colorado Springs, United States

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 2nd (Thu), stroll around Fox Run Regional Park, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, see the interesting displays at Center for American Values, then learn about all things military at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, then stroll through Palmer Park, and finally stroll around Ute Valley Park.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs journey maker site .

Fly from Chicago to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Colorado Springs. When traveling from Chicago in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Pueblo, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum ©
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

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Omaha, United States

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): walk around First National's Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Cecilia's Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, then see the interesting displays at Boys Town, and finally get your game on at Craft Axe Throwing- Omaha.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Omaha online road trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Colorado Springs to Omaha in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Colorado Springs in January, plan for slightly colder days in Omaha, with highs around 1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Des Moines.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boys Town, Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
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St. Cecilia's Cathedral ©
St. Cecilia's Cathedral
Boys Town ©
Boys Town

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Des Moines, United States

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Des Moines day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Omaha to Des Moines in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Saylorville Trail ©
Saylorville Trail
Food Tours
Confluence Brewing Company ©
Confluence Brewing Company

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