43 days in Quebec Itinerary

43 days in Quebec Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Quebec journey maker

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Quebec City
— 7 nights
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La Malbaie
— 5 nights
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Saguenay
— 5 nights
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Gatineau
— 3 nights
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Rawdon
— 5 nights
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Trois-Rivieres
— 5 nights
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Sherbrooke
— 5 nights
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Montreal
— 6 nights
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Quebec City

— 7 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.
Step out of Quebec City with an excursion to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec, examine the collection at Musee de la civilisation, admire all the interesting features of Morrin Centre, and wander the streets of Quartier Petit Champlain.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Quebec City trip planning website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Quebec City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cape Town to Quebec City due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Cape Town in November, with highs in Quebec City at 11°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to La Malbaie.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 27:

La Malbaie

— 5 nights
Get out of town with these interesting La Malbaie side-trips: Maison Drouin (in Sainte-Famille), Parc Municipal de la Baie-des-Rochers (in Saint-Simeon) and Universpa Nordik (in Riviere du Loup).

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our La Malbaie day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Quebec City to La Malbaie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Quebec City in November: high temperatures in La Malbaie hover around 4°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saguenay.

Things to do in La Malbaie

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:

Saguenay

— 5 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Saguenay: Anse Tabatiere (in L'Anse-Saint-Jean), Savonnerie au Pays des Bleuets (in Riviere-Eternite) and Louis-Hemon Museum (Peribonka) (in Peribonka).

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Saguenay journey planner.

You can drive from La Malbaie to Saguenay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from La Malbaie, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Saguenay, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Gatineau.

Things to do in Saguenay

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:

Gatineau

— 3 nights
Facing off across the Ottawa River with the nation's capital, Gatineau represents a slice of French Canadian influence in the National Capital Region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gatineau: Montebello (Omega Park & ChocoMotive). There's lots more to do: hike along Gatineau Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Musée canadien des enfants, take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of History, and relax and rejuvenate at Nordik Spa-Nature.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gatineau road trip app.

Getting from Saguenay to Gatineau by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saguenay in December: high temperatures in Gatineau hover around -2°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Rawdon.

Things to do in Gatineau

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

Rawdon

— 5 nights
Rawdon is a municipality located on the Ouareau River in southwestern Quebec, Canada, about 60 kilometres north of Montreal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rawdon: Eco Spa Highland (in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge), Parc Regional des Sept-Chutes (in Saint Zenon) and Mont Saint-Sauveur (in Saint Sauveur des Monts). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at La Source Bains Nordiques, look for gifts at Fromagerie Mirabel, relax in the rural setting at Ferme Cormier, and immerse yourself in nature at Parc Regional de la Riviere-du-Nord.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rawdon vacation site.

You can drive from Gatineau to Rawdon in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trois-Rivieres.

Things to do in Rawdon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:

Trois-Rivieres

— 5 nights
Trois-Rivières is a city in the Mauricie administrative region of Quebec, Canada, located at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers, on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River across from the city of Bécancour. Get out of town with these interesting Trois-Rivieres side-trips: Magasin General Le Brun (in Saint-Edouard-de-Maskinonge), Drummondville (Ferme du Bassin, Bioterra Spa Sante Urbain, &more) and Musee des Abenakis (in Odanak). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of La Vieille Prison de Trois-Rivieres, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de l'Assomption, look for gifts at Rien ne se perd, tout se cree, and make a trip to Moulin Seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Trois-Rivieres day trip planning site.

Getting from Rawdon to Trois-Rivieres by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Trois-Rivieres can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sherbrooke.

Things to do in Trois-Rivieres

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:

Sherbrooke

— 5 nights
Sherbrooke is a city in southern Quebec, Canada. Explore Sherbrooke's surroundings by going to Les Trois Acres/Three Acres (in Dunham), Mont Orford (in Orford) and Magog (Musee International d'Art Naif, Savon des Cantons, &more). There's still lots to do: soak in style at PAUS Spa Experience Sherbrooke, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac des Nations, walk around Parc du Mont-Bellevue, and take in panoramic vistas at Tour D'Observation La Montagnaise.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sherbrooke trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Trois-Rivieres to Sherbrooke by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sherbrooke can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Sherbrooke

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:

Montreal

— 6 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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, browse the fresh offerings at Jean-Talon Market, get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, and walk around Mount Royal Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Montreal trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sherbrooke to Montreal takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:

Quebec travel guide

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Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Canada's only predominately French-speaking province, Quebec boasts a French heritage that not only sets it apart from other parts of this sprawling country, but also from the rest of the continent. A trip to Quebec allows tourists to discover a land with a European look and feel, which you can best appreciate by immersing yourself in the region's bistro culture. Like the rest of Canada, this province features impressive natural attractions, which many choose to discover on a network of nearly 3,500 km (2,100 mi) of bicycle paths. For an urban experience, add Montreal to your Quebec sightseeing itinerary and discover a busy metropolis with a perfect blend of history-steeped neighborhoods and trendy districts offering modern distractions for every traveler's taste.