14 days in Albany, Quebec City & Montreal Itinerary

14 days in Albany, Quebec City & Montreal Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Drive:  2 h 45 min
1
Albany, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Quebec City, Canada
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Montreal, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: New York City, United States

4
nights
Albany, United States

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Wistariahurst Museum (in Holyoke), Olana State Historic Site (in Hudson) and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (in Hyde Park). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Stanley park, look for gifts at Guido's Fresh Marketplace, sample the fine beverages at The Albany Distilling Company, and look for all kinds of wild species at Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany road trip planning site.

New York City to Albany is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Albany, with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Albany

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Wistariahurst Museum, Stanley park, Olana State Historic Site, Guido's Fresh Marketplace
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Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site ©
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

5
nights
Quebec City, Canada

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.
Old Quebec and Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec will appeal to history buffs. When in Quebec City, make a side trip to see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre, approximately Sainte Anne de Beaupre away. There's much more to do: take in the history at The Battlefields Park, make a trip to Horloge du Jura, get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin, and browse the exhibits of Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Quebec City journey planning site.

You can drive from Albany to Quebec City in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or fly. When traveling from Albany in May, plan for slightly colder days in Quebec City, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Notre-Dame Basilica and Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, examine the collection at Montreal Science Centre, walk around Mount Royal Park, and look for gifts at Boutique Baroque.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Montreal trip planner.

Drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Quebec City in May, expect nights in Montreal to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel ©
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

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