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Toronto to Ottawa via Montreal

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Toronto to Ottawa road trip planner

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

11:00 am  start in Toronto
drive for about 60 minutes

12:00 pm  Scugog Island
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:00 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:46 pm  Prince Edward
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:46 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

4:43 pm  Kingston (Ontario)
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 Kingston (Ontario)
drive for about 3 hours

12:54 pm  Montreal
eat at La Banquise Resto
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 3:54 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:09 pm  arrive in Ottawa
stay at Fairmont Chateau Laurier

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Scugog Island

Prince Edward

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

Montreal  (122 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:
        A foodie in Montreal
        Outdoor activities in Montreal + great restaurants?
        Hidden gems of Montreal
        best photo locations
        Montreal Trip with Teenage Son


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!

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Ottawa?  (7 answers)

profile  Polly 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 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 Ottawa. Or get a full Toronto 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 Toronto well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Toronto!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 461 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 36 minutes
148 Toronto travel answers
1 Prince Edward travel answer
4 Kingston (Ontario) travel answers
122 Montreal travel answers
22 Ottawa travel answers





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