20 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

20 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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20 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
2
Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
4
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Boston, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Provincetown, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
New Haven, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
End: New York City, United States

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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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Montreal trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from Finland, the closest major airports are Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and International Airport of Mirabel - Academy of Aeronautics of Canada Flying School training. In May, daytime highs in Montreal are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Atwater Market ©
Atwater Market
Quartier des spectacles ©
Quartier des spectacles

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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 6th (Mon), trek along Rideau Canal, then take an in-depth tour of Canadian War Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, wander the streets of ByWard Market, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum (Experimental Farm).

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ottawa trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Montreal to Ottawa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Canadian War Museum ©
Canadian War Museum
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

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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 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to St. Lawrence Market, contemplate the waterfront views at Port Credit, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bluffs Tours.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Toronto trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Ottawa to Toronto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Toronto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Port Credit
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Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Niagara-On-The-Lake Hockey, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery & Distillery, and then do a tasting at Trius Winery.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip planner .

Getting from Toronto to Niagara Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trip

Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Niagara-On-The-Lake Hockey ©
Niagara-On-The-Lake Hockey

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of Fine Arts and Plimoth Plantation. Visit Old North Church & Historic Site and The House of the Seven Gables for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Hampton Beach State Park (in Hampton) and Halibut Point State Park (in Rockport). There's more to do: take a stroll through Newbury Street and browse the eclectic array of goods at Quincy Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boston trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Halibut Point State Park, The House of the Seven Gables, Plimoth Plantation, Hampton Beach State Park
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Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park

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Provincetown, United States

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Provincetown Town Hall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, then get engrossed in the history at Salt Pond Visitor Center, and finally hike along Cape Cod Provincelands Trail. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Point, visit a coastal fixture at Highland Light, and then stroll through Race Point Beach.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Provincetown trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Boston to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to New Haven.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Salt Pond Visitor Center, Highland Light
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Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Long Point ©
Long Point
Salt Pond Visitor Center ©
Salt Pond Visitor Center

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New Haven, United States

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green, get engrossed in the history at Knights of Columbus Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Walnut Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New Haven trip builder tool .

You can drive from Provincetown to New Haven in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Walnut Beach
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Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Walnut Beach ©
Walnut Beach
Knights of Columbus Museum ©
Knights of Columbus Museum

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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.
Golden Fish Gallery and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Delaware Water Gap and Ocean Grove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Hawk's Nest Highway (in Port Jervis), Raymondskill Falls (in Milford) and Upper Delaware River (in Narrowsburg). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, take a peaceful walk through Black Rock Forest Consortium, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, and relax in the rural setting at Marshall's Farm Market.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City planning app .

Traveling by car from New Haven to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Columbia, Milford, Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, Marshall's Farm Market, Upper Delaware River
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Narwhal Yacht Charters ©
Narwhal Yacht Charters
Times Square ©
Times Square
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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