23 days in Montreal, Ottawa & New York City Itinerary

23 days in Montreal, Ottawa & New York City Itinerary

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Montreal, Canada
— 7 nights
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Ottawa, Canada
— 6 nights
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New York City, United States
— 8 nights

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ski de Fond Mont-Tremblant and Centre du Ski Mont Garceau. Kids will enjoy Old Port of Montreal and Notre-Dame Basilica. Venture out of the city with trips to Calvaire D'Huberdeau (in Huberdeau), Station Touristique Val Saint-Come (in Saint-Come) and St-Zotique Beach (in Saint-Zotique). There's much more to do: walk around Mount Royal Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at AURA Basilique, pick up some local products at Marche de l'Ouest, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national (National Park) Saint-Bruno.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Montreal road trip planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Montreal is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to Montreal. Traveling from Dubai in February, things will get cooler in Montreal: highs are around -4°C and lows about -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Calvaire D'Huberdeau, Marche de l'Ouest, Parc national (National Park) Saint-Bruno, Station Touristique Val Saint-Come, St-Zotique Beach
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Old Port of Montreal ©
Old Port of Montreal
Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde ©
Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

6
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rideau Canal National Historic Site and Omega Park. Popular historic sites such as Parliament Hill and Buildings and Carbide Willson Ruins are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Ottawa: Sainte Marie Ski Area (in Lac-Sainte-Marie), Municipal Beach (in Lac-des-Plages) and ChocoMotive (in Montebello). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Ste Euphemie, hit the slopes at Vorlage Ski Area, and stroll through Calabogie Peaks.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ottawa trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Ottawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Ottawa can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Montebello, Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre, Sainte Marie Ski Area, Municipal Beach, Calabogie Peaks
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Omega Park ©
Omega Park
Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre ©
Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre
Gatineau Park ©
Gatineau Park

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Head to Chelsea Market and Firenze Jewelsfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, &more), Staatsburgh State Historic Site / Mills Mansion (in Staatsburg) and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and explore the world behind art at The Met Cloisters.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Ottawa to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in March: high temperatures in New York City hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach, Staatsburgh State Historic Site / Mills Mansion, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site ©
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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