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Ottawa to Boston drive

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Ottawa to Boston road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Ottawa to Boston. If you're planning a road trip to Boston, 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

11:00 am  start in Ottawa
drive for about 1 hour

12:11 pm  Hawkesbury (Canada)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:11 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

2:06 pm  Pointe Claire
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:06 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:42 pm  Essex Junction
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Essex Junction
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:30 am  Woodstock (Vermont)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:30 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:36 pm  Pat's Peak Ski Area
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:36 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

3:26 pm  Nashua
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:26 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

5:16 pm  arrive in Boston
eat at Mike's Pastry
stay at The Westin Copley Place

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Ottawa, Canada.

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?

Hawkesbury (Canada)
Pointe Claire  (2 answers)
    restaurants around Pointe Claire:
        Smoke Meat Pete
Essex Junction
    Magic Hat Brewing Co  (2 mentions)
Woodstock (Vermont)  (2 answers)
Pat's Peak Ski Area  (2 mentions)
Nashua  (4 answers)
    Mine Falls Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Nashua:
        Best free things to do in Nashua?




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Boston, Massachusetts.

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




Where's the best place to stay in Boston?

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 Boston.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in Boston to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Westin Copley Place, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Eliot Hotel  (3 mentions)
Hotel Commonwealth  (3 mentions)
The Charles Hotel  (2 mentions)

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






Where's the best place to eat in Boston?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mike's Pastry, which was mentioned 15 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Legal Sea Foods  (13 mentions)
Neptune Oyster  (7 mentions)
Alden & Harlow  (7 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Boston? Click the blue button below.






What are some things to do in Boston?

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:

Faneuil Hall  (30 mentions)
Freedom Trail  (29 mentions)
Fenway Park  (26 mentions)
Harvard Square  (18 mentions)
Harvard University  (17 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 Boston. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Sunil Gupta from Mountain View asked:
Best way to get to downtown Boston from Logan Airport  (20 answers)

 Neil Blaine from Baton Rouge asked:
Is the Boston Freedom Trail worth a visit?  (14 answers)

 Eunice Báez Sánchez from Turrialba asked:
Worried about Boston cold weather. What should I wear?  (10 answers)

 Sara Lynott from Westerly asked:
Where are the best shopping deals in Boston?  (9 answers)

 Hannah Grant from Milwaukee asked:
What are the can't miss things to do in Boston?  (9 answers)

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






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 Boston to Ottawa 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 Ottawa to Boston. Or get a full Ottawa to Boston 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 Ottawa well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Ottawa!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 428 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 42 minutes
16 Ottawa travel answers
2 Pointe Claire travel answers
2 Woodstock (Vermont) travel answers
4 Nashua travel answers
195 Boston travel answers





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