31 days in Canada Itinerary

31 days in Canada Itinerary

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31 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  12 h
1
Montreal
— 8 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Ferry:  3 h 15 min
2
Toronto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
5
Quebec City
— 5 nights
Bus:  3 h 45 min
6
Tadoussac
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Saint Aime Des Lacs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Montreal
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Rome


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8
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.
Kids will enjoy Pointe-a-Calliere Museum and La Ronde. Change things up with these side-trips from Montreal: Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature) (in Laval), Zoo de Granby (in Granby) and Mont Tremblant (Tremblant & Skyline Luge Mont-Tremblant). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, and indulge your taste buds at Jean-Talon Market.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Montreal trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Montreal is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Montreal is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Rome in July, things will get slightly colder in Montreal: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Laval, Mont Tremblant, Foresta Lumina, Parc Safari, Zoo de Granby
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
La Ronde ©
La Ronde

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like CN Tower and Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Go for a jaunt from Toronto to Vaughan to see Canada's Wonderland about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, engage your brain at Ontario Science Centre, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Toronto Zoo, and hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Toronto attractions tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Montreal to Toronto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Toronto, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Theme Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Canada's Wonderland
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Toronto Zoo ©
Toronto Zoo
Ontario Science Centre ©
Ontario Science Centre

2
nights
Niagara Falls

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.
On the 5th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bird Kingdom, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada, then find something for the whole family at Niagara's Fury, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, then find something for the whole family at Clifton Hill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Lundy's Lane Battlefield.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls road trip app .

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Marineland ©
Marineland
Bird Kingdom ©
Bird Kingdom

3
nights
Ottawa

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Canadian Museum of Nature and Calypso Water Park. Get out of town with these interesting Ottawa side-trips: Stewart Park (in Perth), Upper Canada Village (in Morrisburg) and Omega Park (in Montebello). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, and have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ottawa sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Ottawa by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Ottawa are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gatineau, Omega Park, Upper Canada Village, Calypso Water Park, Stewart Park
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Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature
Omega Park ©
Omega Park
Musée canadien des enfants ©
Musée canadien des enfants

5
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.
Attractions like Place Royale and Musee de la civilisation make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quebec City: Valcartier Vacation Village (in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier), Parc Nautique Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (in Saint Jean Port Joli) and Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre (in Sainte Anne de Beaupre). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec, take in the history at The Battlefields Park, wander the streets of Lower Town (Basse-Ville), and admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Quebec City journey maker .

You can fly from Ottawa to Quebec City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Tadoussac.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Parc Nautique Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Valcartier Vacation Village, Miller Zoo, Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Eco-Parc des Etchemins
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

3
nights
Tadoussac

Tadoussac ©
Tadoussac is a village in Quebec, Canada, at the confluence of the Saguenay and Saint Lawrence rivers. On the 16th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Saguenay secteur Baie Ste-Marguerite, get outside with Centre D’Interpretation Et D’Observation De Pointe-Noire, and then head outdoors with Sentiers de la Baie des Rochers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Herbamiel, get to know the resident critters at Ferme 5 Etoiles, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Microbrasserie Tadoussac, then hike along Sentier de la Pointe-de-l'Islet Trail, then meet the residents at Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Petite Chapelle de Tadoussac.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tadoussac trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Quebec City to Tadoussac takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Aime Des Lacs.

Things to do in Tadoussac

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sacre-Coeur-Saguenay, Saint-Simeon, Centre D’Interpretation Et D’Observation De Pointe-Noire, Anse Tabatiere, Cap-De-Bon-Desir Interpretation and Observation Centre
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Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre ©
Ferme 5 Etoiles ©
Ferme 5 Etoiles
Sentier de la Pointe-de-l'Islet Trail ©

2
nights
Saint Aime Des Lacs

Saint Aime Des Lacs ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musee de la Drave and then immerse yourself in nature at Regional Park of Hautes-Gorges of the Malbaie River. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Parc National des Grands Jardins, make a trip to Village Miniature, and then view the masterpieces at Les Ateliers DeBlois.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint Aime Des Lacs attractions planning website .

Drive from Tadoussac to Saint Aime Des Lacs in 2 hours. In August in Saint Aime Des Lacs, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Saint Aime Des Lacs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Urbain, Saint-Irenee, Charlevoix, Les Eboulements, Regional Park of Hautes-Gorges of the Malbaie River
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Isle-aux-Coudres ©
Isle-aux-Coudres
Parc National des Grands Jardins
Parc National des Grands Jardins

3
nights
Montreal

Montreal ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to La Grande Roue de Montreal, engage your brain at Montreal Science Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Insectarium de Montreal, then stop by Les Chocolats de Chloe, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Olympic Park (Parc olympique), identify plant and animal life at Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature), see the interesting displays at Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, then see the interesting displays at Barbie Expo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde, and finally make a trip to Rue St-Paul.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Montreal route builder .

Traveling by car from Saint Aime Des Lacs to Montreal takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Saint Aime Des Lacs in August, Montreal is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature), Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum
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Montreal Science Centre ©
Montreal Science Centre
Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum ©
Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature) ©

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