12 days in Montreal & Quebec City Itinerary

12 days in Montreal & Quebec City Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Austin
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Montreal
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Quebec City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Austin

6
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 added Laurentian Mountains, La Distillerie, Kava Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum and Upper Canada Village. Do some cultural sightseeing at Quartier des spectacles and Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montreal: Long Sault Parkway (in Ingleside) and Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature) (in Laval). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Plateau Mont-Royal, witness the site of a historic battle at Place Jacques-Cartier, learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, and get engrossed in the history at Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Montreal holiday planner.

Austin, USA to Montreal is an approximately 9- hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Austin in June, things will get slightly colder in Montreal: highs are around 74°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Upper Canada Village, Long Sault Parkway, Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature)
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Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum ©
Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum
Quartier des spectacles ©
Quartier des spectacles
Plateau Mont-Royal ©
Plateau Mont-Royal

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Place Royale and Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines and Morrin Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quebec City: Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Golf Club (in La Malbaie) and Site Patrimonial de la Montagne de la Croix (in Clermont). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec, take a stroll through Grande Allee, and contemplate the long history of Porte Saint-Louis.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Quebec City itinerary planner.

Drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Montreal in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Quebec City, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

La Malbaie, Corporation du Musée De La Nation Huronne-Wendat, Site Patrimonial de la Montagne de la Croix
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Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur ©
Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur
Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines ©
Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines

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