Looking for a great Canada vacation?
Look no further! Our road trip through Quebec province via Montreal, Mont Tremblant (the Laurentian Mountains), and Quebec City was splendid, and I’d like to share the itinerary with you so you can choose which stops and route might best fit YOUR travel cravings.
We took this trip with our traveling toddler, but it would be a fit for couples or solo travel, too. Before getting into the details of what to do in each destination, however, let’s examine the overview.
Our Quebec Itinerary: How Long in Each Place?
The 5-night Quebec province itinerary was as follows:
- Drive from Boston to Montreal (5.5 hours)
- Stay in Montreal 2 nights at the Omni (note: all hotels are affiliates)
- Drive to Mont Tremblant from Montreal (2 hours)
- Stay in Mont Tremblant 1 night at the Fairmont
- Drive to Quebec City (4 hours)
- Stay in Quebec City 2 nights at the Saint-Paul
- Drive to Boston from Quebec City (7 hours)
Depending on your driving desires, if you’re coming from anywhere around Boston or New England, you may want to break up the trip into or out of Canada with an overnight stay in Vermont. There are plenty of cute towns on the way, including covered the bridge beauty, Woodstock, VT. and the kid-friendly family resort, Smugglers’ Notch.
Montreal or Quebec City?
For people with limited time, the question always arises: “Is Montreal or Quebec City better if I can only visit one?” Now, the conventional wisdom in Boston is to pick Montreal because it’s a shorter drive, and has excellent food, music, and European flavor, BUT… I urge you to read on.
Though Montreal is very cool, I found Quebec City positively MAGICAL. In my opinion, if you can only choose one, Quebec City is WELL worth the extra hour and a half driving. It is one of my favorite cities in the world, and I’ve been to a lot of cities! There is nothing like it, and I cannot recommend it enough.
Now without further ado, here are tips on what to do in Montreal, Mont Tremblant, and Quebec City, Canada…
What Would You Add to This Quebec Trip?
Now that you’ve seen the overview and details, what would YOU add to this Montreal, Mont Tremblant, and Quebec City road trip plan? Do share!
The author, Lillie Marshall, is National Board Certified Teacher, fitness fan, and mother of two who has been a full-time public school educator since 2003. She launched Around the World “L” Travel and Life Blog in 2009, and over 3.7 million readers have visited this site over the decade. Lillie also runs Teaching Traveling Global Education Community and Drawings Of… Educational Cartoon Site. Subscribe to her monthly newsletter, and follow on social media with the links below!