10 days in Quebec Itinerary

10 days in Quebec Itinerary

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10 days in Quebec Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Montreal
— 5 nights
2
Quebec City
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum and Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature). For shopping fun, head to Atwater Market or Espace Culturel Ashukan. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, and wander the streets of Plateau Mont-Royal.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Montreal online trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Montreal is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Montreal, ranging from highs of 29°F to lows of 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature)
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum ©
St. Patrick's Basilica ©
St. Patrick's Basilica

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Le Massif de Charlevoix and Musee des Ursulines de Quebec. Get some cultural insight at Old Quebec and Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quebec City: Albert Gilles Copper Art & Museum (in Chateau Richer), Vallee Bras-du-Nord (in Saint-Raymond) and Our Lady of the Cape Shrine (in Trois-Rivieres). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, get engrossed in the history at Le Monastere des Augustines, admire the landmark architecture of Gare du Palais, and wander the streets of Terrasse Dufferin.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Quebec City route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau Richer, Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur, Our Lady of the Cape Shrine, Vallee Bras-du-Nord, Le Massif de Charlevoix
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Vallee Bras-du-Nord ©
Vallee Bras-du-Nord
Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur ©
Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur

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