38 days in Quebec & Ottawa Itinerary

38 days in Quebec & Ottawa Itinerary

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Montreal
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Montreal
— 5 nights
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Sherbrooke
— 5 nights
Drive
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Carleton-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Perce
— 3 nights
Fly to Quebec, Bus to La Malbaie
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La Malbaie
— 3 nights
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Quebec City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Trois-Rivieres
— 4 nights
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Ottawa
— 10 nights
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Montreal

— 5 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Old Montreal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Montreal trip itinerary tool.

Toronto to Montreal is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Sherbrooke.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sherbrooke

— 5 nights
Sherbrooke is a city in southern Quebec, Canada. Explore Sherbrooke's surroundings by going to Golf Royal Bromont (in Bromont), Douglass Beach (in Lac-Brome) and Parc de la Pointe-Merry (in Magog). There's much more to do: slough off your stress at PAUS Spa Experience Sherbrooke, contemplate the long history of Lieu historique national Louis-S.-St-Laurent, make a trip to La Galerie des Nanas, and hike along Promenade de la Gorge de la Riviere Magog.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sherbrooke trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Montreal to Sherbrooke in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Montreal in July since evenings lows in Sherbrooke dip to 16°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carleton-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Sherbrooke

Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Baths

Side Trips

Carleton-sur-Mer

— 2 nights
Carleton-sur-Mer is the fifth largest town of the Gaspésie's south shore, in southeastern Quebec, Canada, located on Route 132, along the Baie des Chaleurs.The town's territory includes the communities of Biron, Caps-de-Maria, Carleton, Robitaille, and Saint-Omer.HistoryTracadigash/CarletonAround 1756, seven families of exiled Acadians arrived in Tracadigash from Bonaventure and Restigouche, following their deportation from Beaubassin, Nova-Scotia, in 1755. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Miguasha National Park, tee off at Club de Golf de Carleton-sur-Mer, and then stroll around Parc de la Pointe Taylor. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site and then discover the deep blue sea with Nature Aventure.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carleton-sur-Mer online road trip planner.

You can drive from Sherbrooke to Carleton-sur-Mer in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sherbrooke to Carleton-sur-Mer, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Carleton-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Perce.

Things to do in Carleton-sur-Mer

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Perce

— 3 nights
Percé is a small city near the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec, Canada. Step out of Perce to go to Gaspe and see Forillon National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Perce Rock, stop by Espace Wazo, and don't miss a visit to Galerie Mylene Henry.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Perce trip website.

Getting from Carleton-sur-Mer to Perce by car takes about 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Carleton-sur-Mer to Perce. Traveling from Carleton-sur-Mer in August, you will find days in Perce are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to La Malbaie.

Things to do in Perce

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

La Malbaie

— 3 nights
Explore La Malbaie's surroundings by going to Herbamiel (in Sacre-Coeur-Saguenay), Cap-De-Bon-Desir Interpretation and Observation Centre (in Les Bergeronnes) and Espace museal petites franciscaines de Marie (in Baie-St-Paul).

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the La Malbaie day trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perce to La Malbaie takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. While traveling from Perce, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in La Malbaie, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in La Malbaie

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Quebec City

— 5 nights
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.
When in Quebec City, make a side trip to see Canyon Sainte-Anne in Beaupre, approximately Beaupre away. There's lots more to do: visit Old Quebec, wander the streets of Quartier Petit Champlain, examine the collection at La Citadelle de Quebec, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Quebec City online trip builder.

Drive from La Malbaie to Quebec City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Trois-Rivieres.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Trois-Rivieres

— 4 nights
Trois-Rivières is a city in the Mauricie administrative region of Quebec, Canada, located at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers, on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River across from the city of Bécancour. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trois-Rivieres: Parc Regard-sur-le-Fleuve (in Sorel-Tracy), Centre de Peche Caron - Poissons des Chenaux (in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade) and Parc Regional des Sept-Chutes (in Saint Zenon). Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Parc national du Canada de la Mauricie. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Domaine du Clos de l'Isle, examine the collection at Musee des Abenakis, walk around Parc Portuaire, and contemplate the long history of La Vieille Prison de Trois-Rivieres.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Trois-Rivieres online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Trois-Rivieres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ottawa.

Things to do in Trois-Rivieres

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ottawa

— 10 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ottawa: Hardy Park (in Brockville), Kingston (Antique Alley & Kingston Food Tours) and Perth (Stewart Park & The Mammoth Cheese). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site, get a dose of the wild on Bayou-Outaouais, and learn about all things military at Canadian War Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ottawa tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Trois-Rivieres to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Quebec travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Churches · Landmarks
Canada's only predominately French-speaking province, Quebec boasts a French heritage that not only sets it apart from other parts of this sprawling country, but also from the rest of the continent. A trip to Quebec allows tourists to discover a land with a European look and feel, which you can best appreciate by immersing yourself in the region's bistro culture. Like the rest of Canada, this province features impressive natural attractions, which many choose to discover on a network of nearly 3,500 km (2,100 mi) of bicycle paths. For an urban experience, add Montreal to your Quebec sightseeing itinerary and discover a busy metropolis with a perfect blend of history-steeped neighborhoods and trendy districts offering modern distractions for every traveler's taste.