14 days in Canada, New York City & Boston Itinerary

14 days in Canada, New York City & Boston Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
1
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
2
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Ottawa, Canada
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Quebec City, Canada
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Boston, United States
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h
End: New York City, United States


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2
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, wander the streets of Times Square, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City travel planning site.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
night
Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory and then admire all the interesting features of Journey Behind the Falls.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

2
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Canvas Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Toronto driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Toronto are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
St. Lawrence Market ©
St. Lawrence Market
Canvas Gallery ©
Canvas Gallery

1
night
Ottawa, Canada

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 (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Canadian War Museum, then view the masterpieces at Orange Art Gallery, then shop like a local with ByWard Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ottawa trip maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Ottawa hover around -2°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Canadian War Museum ©
Canadian War Museum
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

2
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Notre-Dame Basilica and Old Port of Montreal. Head to Jean-Talon Market and Crystal Dreams St-Denisfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, take a stroll through Rue Ste.-Catherine, get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, and browse the exhibits of L'Affichiste Vintage Poster Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Montreal driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Montreal are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal

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nights
Quebec City, Canada

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Quebec and Terrasse Dufferin. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) and La Citadelle de Quebec. Step out of Quebec City with an excursion to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, steep yourself in history at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires, and take a stroll through Place Royale.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Quebec City journey planning site.

Getting from Montreal to Quebec City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
La Citadelle de Quebec ©
La Citadelle de Quebec

1
night
Boston, United States

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, then take a stroll through North End, and finally browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Boston tour planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Quebec City to Boston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Quebec City in January: high temperatures in Boston hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church
North End ©
North End

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