8 days in Quebec City Area Itinerary

8 days in Quebec City Area Itinerary

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8 days in Quebec City Area Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Quebec City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
La Malbaie
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Montreal
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Denver

4
nights
Quebec City

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Get some historical perspective at Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou) and La Promenade des Gouverneurs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Port and Place Royale. Go for a jaunt from Quebec City to Sainte Anne de Beaupre to see Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site, stroll around Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Quebec City online travel route planner .

Denver, USA to Quebec City is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Quebec City is 2 hours. Traveling from Denver in September, you will find days in Quebec City are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to La Malbaie.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

1
night
La Malbaie

La Malbaie ©
La Malbaie is a municipality in the Charlevoix-Est Regional County Municipality in the province of Quebec, Canada, situated on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River, at the mouth of the Malbaie River. On the 9th (Mon), shop like a local with Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur, then see the interesting displays at Forge-menuiserie Cauchon, then examine the collection at Musee de la Drave, and finally view the masterpieces at Les Ateliers DeBlois.

Plan my day in La Malbaie using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Quebec City to La Malbaie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in La Malbaie, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in La Malbaie

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Side Trips

Musee de la Drave, Les Ateliers DeBlois
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Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur ©
Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur
Musee de la Drave ©
Musee de la Drave
Forge-menuiserie Cauchon ©
Forge-menuiserie Cauchon

2
nights
Montreal

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jean-Talon Market. Keep things going the next day: stop by Carrefour Laval, then learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Montreal itinerary planner.

Getting from La Malbaie to Montreal by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Montreal when traveling from La Malbaie in September, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

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Carrefour Laval
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde ©
Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

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