20 days in Toronto & Montreal Itinerary

20 days in Toronto & Montreal Itinerary

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20 days in Toronto & Montreal Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + Ferry:  18​h
1
Toronto
— 11 nights
+2
Ferry + Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Montreal
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Doha

11
nights
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and Casa Loma. Get a sense of the local culture at The Distillery District and Niagara River Recreation Trail. Explore Toronto's surroundings by going to Lynde Shores Conservation Area (in Whitby), Niagara-on-the-Lake (Niagara on the Lake Heritage District, BeauChapeau Hat Shop, & more) and Rattray Marsh Conservation Area (in Mississauga). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, steep yourself in history at Peterborough Lift Lock, and make a trip to The Beach Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto attractions planning tool .

Doha, Qatar to Toronto is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Doha to Toronto. Traveling from Doha in December, things will get colder in Toronto: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Hamilton, Vineland, Peterborough, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
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The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum ©
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
HMCS Haida National Historic Site ©
HMCS Haida National Historic Site

7
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.
Notre-Dame Basilica and St. Patrick's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac and Quartier des spectacles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreal: Centre de la Nature Mont Saint-Hilaire (in Mont-Saint-Hilaire), Our Lady of the Cape Shrine (in Trois-Rivieres) and Carrefour Laval (in Laval). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Plateau Mont-Royal, get engrossed in the history at Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, and admire the masterpieces at Espace Culturel Ashukan.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreal online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Toronto to Montreal takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Montreal hover around -1°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Centre de la Nature Mont Saint-Hilaire, Beau's All Natural Brewery, Carrefour Laval, Our Lady of the Cape Shrine, Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac ©
Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac
Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum ©

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