9 days in Montreal, Toronto & Ottawa Itinerary

9 days in Montreal, Toronto & Ottawa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montreal
1
Montreal
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Toronto
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Ottawa
— 3 nights
End: Ottawa

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, then take in the exciting artwork at ImpresArts, then don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at L'Affichiste Vintage Poster Gallery, explore the galleries of Galerie d'art Blanche, then savor the flavors at Jean-Talon Market, and finally take a stroll through Rue Ste.-Catherine.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Montreal trip itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Montreal. In March, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Montreal

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal

4
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Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Do your shopping at St. Lawrence Market and Irene MacKenzie at On the Lake Watercolours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Casa Loma and The Distillery District. Venture out of the city with trips to Niagara Falls (Butterfly Conservatory, Journey Behind the Falls, &more) and Foreign Affair Winery (in Vineland). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, and take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Toronto tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Montreal to Toronto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Irene MacKenzie at On the Lake Watercolours, Foreign Affair Winery
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St. Lawrence Market ©
St. Lawrence Market
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Canadian War Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Canadian Museum of Nature, then visit ByWard Market, then pause for some photo ops at Dancing Bear, and finally have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ottawa trip planner.

Fly from Toronto to Ottawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Ottawa to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Rideau Canal National Historic Site ©
Rideau Canal National Historic Site

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