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Toronto to Montreal via Quebec City

driving   /   8 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Toronto to Montreal road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Toronto to Montreal. If you're planning a road trip to Montreal, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Toronto
drive for about 2 hours

11:51 am  Trenton (Canada)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:51 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:05 pm  Kingston (Ontario)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:05 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:02 pm  Potsdam (New York)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Potsdam (New York)
drive for about 24 hours

8:11 am (next morning)  Pointe Claire
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 24 hours

 Day 3

8:00 am  leave from Pointe Claire
drive for about 28 hours

11:54 am (next morning)  Quebec City
stay overnight at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 28 hours

 Day 4

11:00 am  leave from Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:38 pm  arrive in Montreal
stay at Hilton Montreal Bonaventure

day 4 driving ≈ 2.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Trenton (Canada)

Kingston (Ontario)  (4 answers)
    questions about Kingston (Ontario):
        what to do in Kingston, Ontario?

Potsdam (New York)

Pointe Claire  (2 answers)
    restaurants around Pointe Claire:
        Smoke Meat Pete

Quebec City  (67 answers)
    La Citadelle de Québec  (3 mentions)
    La Boutique de Noël de Québec Inc  (2 mentions)
    L'Escalier du Casse  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Quebec City:
        L'Affaire est Ketchup
        La Galette Libanaise
        Restaurant le Patriarche
        Le Casse-Crêpe Breton
    hotels around Quebec City:
        Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
        Dufferin Terrace
    questions about Quebec City:
        What are inexpensive things to do in Quebec City?
        1.5 day visit
        New Years Eve in Quebec City

Where's the best place to stay in Montreal?

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 Montreal.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Hotel Le St. James  (2 mentions)
Hôtel Nelligan  (2 mentions)
Sofitel Montréal  (2 mentions)

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

Where's the best place to eat in Montreal?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest La Banquise Resto, which was mentioned 12 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Schwartz's  (11 mentions)
Marché Atwater  (6 mentions)
Garde Manger  (3 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Montreal?

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:

Vieux-Montreal  (14 mentions)
Mont Royal  (13 mentions)
Jardin Botanique  (10 mentions)
Old Port of Montreal  (10 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 Montreal. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Allie from Portland asked:
A foodie in Montreal  (8 answers)

profile  Janine from Seattle asked:
Outdoor activities in Montreal + great restaurants?  (8 answers)

profile  Keith from Denver asked:
Hidden gems of Montreal  (7 answers)

profile  James from Maryland asked:
best photo locations  (6 answers)

profile  Susan from Delaware (Ohio) asked:
Traffic  (6 answers)

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

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 657 miles
driving time of 10 hours, 28 minutes
148 Toronto travel answers
1 Trenton (Canada) travel answer
4 Kingston (Ontario) travel answers
1 Potsdam (New York) travel answer
2 Pointe Claire travel answers
67 Quebec City travel answers
122 Montreal travel answers


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