Montreal Itinerary 5 Days

5 Days in Montreal - Perfect Vacation Guide

The city of Montreal has had a long romance with Europe since the 16th century. The city sits on the Île de Montreal and is the second most-populous city in Canada. Located in Canada's Qubec province, Montreal is the city that loves to enjoy good food, art, and culture. Following World War II, the city has transformed itself into a global metropolis, thanks to its rapid economic growth. Montreal has many art museums, shopping zones, outdoorsy & physical activities, historical areas that you would enjoy exploring.

Your 5-day Montreal tour will let you explore some of the best sites within the city limits and also let you take a day trip to the nearby cities.

Day 1 in Montreal

Start your day by visiting two of the most famous attractions in Montreal – the Montreal Botanical Garden and Montreal Biodome. Located at the Olympic Park, the Montreal Biodome gives the visitors a chance to walk through replicas of four ecosystems that are found in the Americas. The four exhibits found here are Tropical Forest from South America, Laurentian Forest from North America, Saint Lawrence Marine Eco-system form the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, and Sub-Polar Region from the Arctic and Antarctic. Later, head to the Montreal Botanical Garden that comprises of 75 hectares of thematic gardens. In the afternoon, you can take a leisurely walk through the Old Montreal. Post sunset, take a cab to Buona Notte to enjoy a nice meal.

Day 2 in Montreal

Head to the downtown today. The downtown Montreal has many interesting sites that will keep you occupied for the better part of the day. Visit places like Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Mary - Queen of the World Cathedral, Musée Grévin Montreal, and Darling Foundry. In the evening, visit the Dorchester Square and the Place du Canada. If you are a beer fan, you can visit one of the microbreweries in downtown Montreal.

Day 3 in Montreal

On day 3 of your 5D/4N Montreal trip, visit La Ronde. Today owned and operated by Six Flags, this park has many rides that would appeal to all kinds of visitors. There are extreme rides, intermediate rides, family-friendly rides, and animations and shows that will keep you entertained all through the day. Get yourself a day pass and enjoy a day filled with adventure and fun. The many gift shops and restaurants here would provide you that much needed break before you are ready to scream your lungs out again. Later in the evening, you can visit the Parc Jean-Drapeau to detox your mind.

Day 4 in Montreal

Start early today and reach Quebec City before breakfast. Sitting on the banks of the Saint Lawrence River, this French-speaking city has a colonial core complete with historical sites like Vieux-Qubec and Place Royale. Choose from many places like Château Frontenac Hotel (a luxurious castle hotel), Old Quebec (a historic neighbourhood), Citadelle of Quebec (a fortress), Plains of Abraham (a colonial battle site), and Musée de la civilisation (a musuem) while on your day trip to this beautiful city. Before heading back to Montreal, visit the Petit Champlain for its cobblestoned streets and many bistros and boutiques.

Day 5 in Montreal

On your last day of you 5-day Montreal trip, head to the Canada’s capital – Ottawa. Sitting on the Ottawa River and near the U.S Border, Ottawa is home to Parliament Hill that has may beautiful Victorian style buildings and attractions such as the National Gallery of Canada, Peace Tower, Canadian Museum of History, National Gallery of Canada, and Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica are located a short walk from the centre. After all the walking and exploring, you can head to the Rideau Canal for a leisurely afternoon. This park lined canal is filled with boats during summer and ice-skaters during winter.

Tours and Activities to Include

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