10 days in Canada Itinerary

10 days in Canada Itinerary

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10 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  8​h
1
Toronto
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Ottawa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Quebec City
— 2 nights
4
Montreal
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Niagara Falls as well as Harbourfront Centre. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and then don't miss a visit to Harbourfront Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, steep yourself in history at Casa Loma, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St James Anglican Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Toronto is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Toronto. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Ottawa.

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Niagara Falls
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Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
CN Tower
CN Tower

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ottawa day trip planning website .

Getting from Toronto to Ottawa by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in August, Ottawa is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Quebec City.

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Trails Outdoors Shopping
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Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

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.
On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site, admire the sheer force of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Port, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of La Promenade des Gouverneurs.

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Traveling by flight from Ottawa to Quebec City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

3
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.
You've now added Rue Ste.-Catherine to your itinerary. Visit Notre-Dame Basilica and Old Port of Montreal for their historical value. Let the collections at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal and Pointe-a-Calliere Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, don't miss a visit to Old Montreal, take an in-depth tour of Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, and pause for some photo ops at Place d'Armes.

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

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Montreal, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©

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