14 days in Albany, Quebec City & Montreal Itinerary

14 days in Albany, Quebec City & Montreal Itinerary

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Albany, United States
— 4 nights
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Quebec City, Canada
— 5 nights
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Montreal, Canada
— 4 nights
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Albany, United States

— 4 nights
Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Your inner history buff will appreciate Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Wistariahurst Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt), Stanley park (in Westfield) and Olana State Historic Site (in Hudson). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Albany Pine Bush Preserve, have some family-friendly fun at Flight Trampoline Park, look for gifts at Guido's Fresh Marketplace, and sample the fine beverages at The Albany Distilling Company.

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 · Museums

Side Trips

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Quebec City, Canada

— 5 nights
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 Terrasse Dufferin 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 Place Royale, and explore and take pictures at 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 fly; or do a combination of train and flight. 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 · Museums

Side Trip

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Montreal, Canada

— 4 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

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 Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Old Montreal, steep yourself in history at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, look for gifts at Boutique Baroque, and get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal.

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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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