14 days in Canada, New York City & Boston Itinerary

14 days in Canada, New York City & Boston Itinerary

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14 days in Canada, New York City & Boston Itinerary

Start: Culiacan, Mexico
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
5
Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Boston, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Culiacan, Mexico

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then admire all the interesting features of Central Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then don't miss a visit to Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City road trip app .

Culiacan, Mexico to New York City is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Culiacan to New York City due to the time zone difference. In December, New York City is much colder than Culiacan - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
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 26th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, then pause for some photo ops at Clifton Hill War Memorial, then take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, and finally explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Horseshoe Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then learn about winemaking at The Hare Wine Co., and finally learn about winemaking at Foreign Affair Winery.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, Niagara Falls is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Foreign Affair Winery, The Hare Wine Co.
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Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

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.
On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, then browse the exhibits of Casa Loma, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St James Anglican Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of The Distillery District, see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, and then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Toronto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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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.
On the 30th (Mon), trek along Rideau Canal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of ByWard Market, see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ottawa trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect Ottawa to be little chillier, temps between -2°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

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.
On the 1st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Avenue McGill College, take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, then learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, and finally appreciate the history behind Place d'Armes.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Montreal travel route planner.

You can take a train from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Montreal are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, and finally walk around Boston Common. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, take a stroll through North End, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Montreal to Boston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Montreal in January, expect Boston to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Boston Common ©
Boston Common

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