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Boston to Ottawa drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days



Boston to Ottawa road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Boston to Ottawa. If you're planning a road trip to Ottawa, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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Day 1, 10:00 am:  start in Boston
drive for about 51 minutes

Day 1, 10:51 am:  Nashua
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:51 am
drive for about 49 minutes

Day 1, 12:40 pm:  Pat's Peak Ski Area
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:40 pm
drive for about 1 hour

Day 1, 2:46 pm:  Woodstock (Vermont)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:46 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 5:24 pm:  Burlington (Vermont)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Day 2, 10:00 am:  leave from Burlington (Vermont)
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 11:42 am:  Montreal
eat at La Banquise Resto
stay for about 2.5 hours and leave at 2:12 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 3:28 pm:  Hawkesbury (Canada)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:28 pm
drive for about 1 hour

Day 2, 5:37 pm:  arrive in Ottawa
stay at Fairmont Chateau Laurier

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Boston, Massachusetts.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.




How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.




Where should I stop along the way?

Nashua  (4 answers)
    Mine Falls Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Nashua:
        Best free things to do in Nashua?
Pat's Peak Ski Area  (2 mentions)
Woodstock (Vermont)  (2 answers)
Burlington (Vermont)  (9 answers)
    Magic Hat Brewing Co  (2 mentions)
    questions about Burlington (Vermont):
        What's the best neighborhood in Burlington (Vermont) for a first time visitor?
        Interesting Sights & Eats in Burlington, VT?
Montreal  (116 answers)
    Vieux-Montreal  (14 mentions)
    Mont Royal  (13 mentions)
    Jardin Botanique  (10 mentions)
    Old Port of Montreal  (10 mentions)
    Boulevard Saint-Laurent  (9 mentions)
    restaurants around Montreal:
        La Banquise Resto
        Schwartz's
        Restaurant au Pied de Cochon
        Marché Atwater
        Garde Manger
    questions about Montreal:
        Outdoor activities in Montreal + great restaurants?
        A foodie in Montreal
        Hidden gems of Montreal
        best photo locations
        Montreal Trip with Teenage Son
Hawkesbury (Canada)




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Ottawa, Canada.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.




Where's the best place to stay in Ottawa?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Ottawa.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Fairmont Chateau Laurier, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Ottawa? Click the blue button below.






What are some things to do in Ottawa?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Rideau Canal  (6 mentions)
Gatineau Park  (5 mentions)
Parliament Hill  (4 mentions)
Parliament Buildings  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Ottawa. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Tatum Nansen from New Jersey asked:
Sports and nature in Ottawa  (8 answers)

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Ottawa?  (4 answers)

 Polly Beam from Washington, DC asked:
What to do in Ottawa on a five hour layover?  (3 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Ottawa.






Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Ottawa to Boston drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Boston to Ottawa. Or get a full Boston to Ottawa flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Boston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Boston!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 428 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 43 minutes
175 Boston travel answers
4 Nashua travel answers
2 Woodstock (Vermont) travel answers
9 Burlington (Vermont) travel answers
116 Montreal travel answers
16 Ottawa travel answers





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