5 days in Ottawa & Montreal Itinerary

5 days in Ottawa & Montreal Itinerary

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5 days in Ottawa & Montreal Itinerary

Montreal
train:  2​h
Ottawa
— 1 night
train:  2​h
Montreal
— 3 nights
Montreal

2
days
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
On the 8th (Sat), trek along Rideau Canal, then take an in-depth tour of Canadian War Museum, and then stop by Cats R Us Cat Boutique. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through ByWard Market, then see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

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Montreal to Ottawa is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. April in Ottawa sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Montreal.

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Canadian War Museum ©
Canadian War Museum
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

3
days
Montreal

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.
Montreal is known for religious sites, sightseeing, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, take in the awesome beauty at Mont (Mount) Royal, and admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Montreal trip planner.

Getting from Ottawa to Montreal by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. April in Montreal sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal

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