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 Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park), Olana State Historic Site (in Hudson) and Wistariahurst Museum (in Holyoke). 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.
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 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 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.

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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