24 days in Canada, New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

24 days in Canada, New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

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24 days in Canada, New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
1
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Montreal, Canada
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  3​h
5
Toronto, Canada
— 10 nights
ferry + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina


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3
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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore and take pictures at The High Line.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City day trip website .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to New York City. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wissahickon Valley Park, admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip tool .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Chanticleer
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Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park

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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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, admire the masterpieces at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Montreal online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Philadelphia to Montreal in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, things will get slightly colder in Montreal: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

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Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Rideau Canal, enjoy breathtaking views from Peace Tower, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at National War Memorial, see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, and finally look for gifts at ByWard Market.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ottawa trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Montreal to Ottawa by train takes about 2.5 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 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Toronto.

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Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Toronto side-trips: Niagara-on-the-Lake (King Street Gallery, De Simone Vineyards, & more) and Niagara Falls (White Water Walk, Horseshoe Falls, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to CN Tower, engage your brain at Ontario Science Centre, see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St James Anglican Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto online holiday planner .

Fly from Ottawa to Toronto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Toronto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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