8 days in Canada Itinerary

8 days in Canada Itinerary

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8 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Toronto
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Quebec City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Montreal
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
End: Detroit

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, don't miss a visit to Journey Behind the Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, and finally have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip builder site .

Detroit, USA to Niagara Falls is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Toronto.

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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, then don't miss a visit to CN Tower, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, and finally examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Casa Loma, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Toronto, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

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CN Tower
CN Tower
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec. Here are some ideas for day two: get advice or help at Morrin Centre, admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, and then learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Quebec City holiday builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Quebec City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Quebec City are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, then admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Jean-Talon Market and then don't miss a visit to Old Montreal.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreal day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Quebec City in July: highs in Montreal hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal

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