15 days in Quebec & Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Quebec & Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Montreal, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Quebec City, Canada
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Washington DC, United States


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3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Notre-Dame Basilica and Old Port of Montreal are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac and Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde, take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and look for gifts at Divine Chocolatier.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Montreal day trip tool.

Washington DC, USA to Montreal is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect Montreal to be slightly colder, temps between 58°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac ©
Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac
Old Port of Montreal ©
Old Port of Montreal

5
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.
Old Quebec and Place Royale will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and Old Port. Step out of Quebec City with an excursion to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Plains of Abraham, appreciate the extensive heritage of Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou), take a stroll through Upper Town (Haute-Ville), and learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Quebec City journey planner.

Drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Plains of Abraham ©
Plains of Abraham

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Settlement Center and Lava Centre. Get some historical perspective at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Videy Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Hraunfossar (in Husafell). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Tales from Iceland, visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, take a stroll through Laugavegur, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Quebec City to Reykjavik in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Quebec City in October, expect Reykjavik to be a bit cooler, temps between 46°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Hraunfossar, The Settlement Center, Lava Centre
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The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Thermal Spas

2
nights
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, thenkick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Vik, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 41°F at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

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