Quebec City - Frontenac Castle in Old Quebec City in the beautiful sunrise light

Ontario & Quebec

Visit Toronto, Thousand Islands, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Algonquin PP, Lake Muskoka, The Blue Mountains & Niagara Falls

four awesome cites spread over two amazing provinces

14 Nights from £1,899pp
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‘from’ prices are based on off peak travel, 2 people sharing a standard car, economy flights and 2-3* Hotels. All trips are completely bespoke so just tell your expert any requirements you have.

Spend two leisurely weeks touring around the outstanding provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Four iconic cities, three areas of superb natural beauty, two provinces and one wonder of the world. Which city will be your favourite? Perhaps dynamic Toronto, beautiful Montreal, or historic Quebec City? Our vote goes to Ottawa for its mixture of politics, food and outstanding museums. Let us know once you return home?

Key road trip highlights:

  • Start with three nights and two full days in Canada’s most vibrant city – Toronto.
  • Explore The Thousand Islands region along the banks of the mighty St. Lawrence River.
  • Enter Quebec for two nights in the beautiful cities of Montreal and Quebec City.
  • Spend two days discovering Canada’s capital city – Ottawa. 
  • Drive through Algonquin Provincial Park and the pretty Muskoka Lakes region.
  • Discover The Blue Mountains summer hiking trails.
  • Spend two nights at a true wonder of the world – Niagara Falls.
  • What’s included? Direct flights with a premier carrier like Air Canada, accommodation to your desired standard and length of stay, car rental and a detailed road trip pack.
Ontario & Quebec route with The American Road Trip Company

Our Favourite Hotels

We’ll suggest properties to match your preferred budget, be it low-cost, mid-range or high-end luxury that you’re looking for. We can also mix it up so you’ll experience a range of standards and experiences along your road trip.

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Montreal

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Homewood Suites by Hilton

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Montreal

Drake Motor Inn, Prince Edward Island

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Drake Motor Inn

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Prince Edward ON

Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountains

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Westin Trillium House

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Blue Mountains

Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront

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Delta Hotels by Marriott

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Kingston Waterfront

Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa, Ontario

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Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel

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Ontario

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

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Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

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Quebec City

Fairmont Royal York, Toronto

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Fairmont Royal York

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Toronto

1 Hotel Toronto

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1 Hotel Toronto

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Toronto

Road Trip Itinerary

All of our road trips can be tailored to meet your requirements. Do you have more or less than 14 days for your road trip? No problem, we can bolt on extra nights to allow more time to explore or shorten the number of destinations as required.

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Start your adventure in Toronto, Ontario

Toronto has numerous airlines offering direct flights from the UK, and thus it makes for a great jumping-off point for this road trip holiday. After a relatively short 7-hour flight, you’ll make your way downtown and settle into your hotel before heading out for an evening meal in one of Toronto’s many dining establishments. Options include Koreatown, Chinatown or having a bite to eat at one of the trendy restaurants found on King Street West.

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Toronto, ON

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Toronto, Canada - Skyline
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Explore Canada's largest and most lively city

Toronto is a big city, Canada’s biggest in fact. So, after a hearty breakfast, you’ll hit the streets on the first of two full days exploring all that Toronto has to offer. Still a little tired after your flight? Then why not start off by using the City Sightseeing Toronto bus? This is a great way to understand the lay of the land and to get from attraction to attraction.

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Toronto, ON

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Toronto - Gooderham or Flatiron Building in downtown Toronto
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Third day in Hogtown, Muddy York or Toronto as we call it today

Another action-packed day in Toronto, options include visiting one of Toronto’s amazing museums, experiencing Ripley’s Aquarium Of Canada or shopping in the upmarket Bloor Yorkville neighbourhood and mass-market Eaton Centre. Finally, watching the sunset from the top of the CN Tower is a great way to sign off your Toronto stay. The brave amongst you might even opt to experience the “Edge Walk”. Be warned, you’ll need a good head for heights if you venture outside 500m above the ground.

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Toronto, ON

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Toronto - View of Nathan Phillips Square and Toronto Sign in downtown
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Hit the road and drive to the scenic Thousand Islands region

It’s time to get behind the wheel and cruise east along Loyalist Parkway to the Thousand Islands region of Ontario. Along the way, we recommend you stop by Sandbanks Provincial Park for a picnic or to stretch your legs; here, you’ll find three huge beaches that some claim are among Canada’s best. Next, you’ll continue east to the Thousand Islands area, a scenic stretch of 1864 islands dotted along the mighty Saint Lawrence River.

Location:

Kingston, ON

Drive:

164 miles

Thousand Islands, Ontario
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Enter neighbouring Quebec to find Montreal

Follow the impressive Saint Lawrence River east to Montreal in the Province of Quebec. After settling into your hotel, you’ll be left with a day and a half to explore majestic Montreal. Not sure that’s long enough to see everything Montreal has to offer? It’s not a problem. As always, we’d be more than happy to add time to this stop or any other stop. Just let us know when you request your custom-made quotation.

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Montreal, QC

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179 miles

Montreal - old Montreal early morning summer cobbled streets
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A second day to uncover Montreal's unique attractions

Montreal’s highlights include Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal Botanical Gardens, Mount Royal, Old Montreal and the Old Port area of Montreal. Your detailed Road Trip Pack will guide you through everything available to see and do. How many you tick off is, of course, totally up to you.

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Montreal, QC

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Montreal in autumn
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Next stop, enchanting Quebec City

The next leg of the Quebec section of this road trip holiday takes you further along the banks of the mighty St. Lawrence River to the historic and handsome Quebec City.

Location:

Quebec City, QC

Drive:

159 miles

Quebec City - Old town
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Stroll along cobbled streets to historic sites

A second day to soak up the unique atmosphere of Quebec City. Walk the walls and the cobbled streets of Old Town before enjoying a long lunch in one of the Parisian-styled restaurants that line the streets.

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Quebec City, QC

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Quebec City - Frontenac Castle in Old Quebec City
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Canada's capital city awaits today... Ottawa

Ottawa might be our favourite of all the major Canadian cities. So get an early start, and head west looking out for the stop-off suggestions contained within your Road Trip Pack. After arriving in friendly Ottawa, grab a map and hit the streets. Like both Montreal and Quebec City, Ottawa is a very walkable city, and thus, it’s best explored on foot.

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Ottawa, ON

Drive:

276 miles

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Parliament Building of Canada on Parliament Hill
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A full day to enjoy Ottawa's must-see highlights

World-class museums, Parliament Hill and a UNESCO-protected canal system, are just some of what Ottawa and neighbouring Gatineau have to offer. After a busy day sightseeing, you can enjoy a leisurely meal in the Byward Market district or indulge yourself with a soak at the nearby Nordik Spa-Nature.

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Ottawa, ON

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Ottawa - Parliament of Canada and Ottawa River
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Head out to the great Canadian outdoors

Algonquin Provincial Park lies northwest of Ottawa, and it’s a popular place to rent a kayak and go in search of wildlife. Whether you are on the water or dry land, you’ll have the opportunity to spot moose, deer, beavers, bears and chipmunks as you pass through. For those travelling in late September or early October, Algonquin Park also puts on a sensational show of Fall colour.

Location:

Huntsville, ON

Drive:

213 miles

Algonguin Park - Bull moose in lake
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West to The Blue Mountains via Lake Muskoka

Your Road Trip Pack will give you route advice for each section of this fly-drive holiday. Today, we recommend you ignore the direct route and detour via Lake Muskoka and enjoy a nice lunch in upmarket Port Carling before continuing onto The Blue Mountains region on the shores of Georgian Bay.

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Blue Mountain, ON

Drive:

125 miles

Ontario Coyote in a meadow
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Last stop on this road trip around Ontario and Quebec

After a leisurely morning enjoying the summer activities available at the ski resort of Blue Mountain, you’ll head south to the awe-inspiring sight that is Niagara Falls. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed once you get there!

Location:

Niagara Falls, ON

Drive:

150 miles

Niagara Falls, New York
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A true wonder of the world - Niagara Falls

Your last full day will be spent ogling at the breathtaking sight of Niagara Falls. American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls combine to create an awesome experience that engages all your senses. There is so much to see and do here… Ride the Hornblower to the base of the Falls, or experience the power from behind the falling water at Journey Behind the Falls. Niagara Falls will stay with you forever, and it makes for a fitting end to an epic Ontario and Quebec holiday adventure.

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Niagara Falls, ON

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Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I Add Extra Nights To The Road Trips?

Not a problem. If you are lucky enough to have extra time to explore more places or add more rest days, then just let us know and we’ll adjust your trip to match your preferred timescale.

Must I Have Travel Insurance?

We strongly advise that you purchase travel insurance for your holiday to cover you against medical expenses, theft and other financial costs. Should you need to cancel before travelling, some insurance policies may pay out for any loss of funds that have been paid to us and which cannot be refunded under our cancellation policy.

Can I Do A One-Way Rental?

Many of our trips have a different end destination than the starting point, so this is not a problem. Please note a fee sometimes applies for one-way rentals between other regions or states, which will be paid to the supplier directly when collecting the vehicle. We’ll endeavour to inform you of this charge within your quote.

Am I Limited To Certain Hotels Or Chains?

No, far from it. We work with a range of properties from 3* to 5*, so we can adapt the trip to match most budgets. We have access to rooms in more than 800 hotels, motels, lodges and B&Bs across North America.

How Old Do I Need To Be?

The minimum age to rent a car is 21 in the United States or Canada, although, in addition, any drivers under 25 years of age will generally incur a surcharge.

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