14 days in Albany, Quebec City & Montreal Itinerary

14 days in Albany, Quebec City & Montreal Itinerary

Make it your trip
Albany, United States
— 4 nights
Quebec City, Canada
— 5 nights
Montreal, Canada
— 4 nights


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: Stanley park (in Westfield), Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt) and Olana State Historic Site (in Hudson). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life 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.
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 The Battlefields Park 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: immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, make a trip to Horloge du Jura, get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale, 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 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 fly to Montreal.
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 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.

Fly from Quebec City to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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