13 day self drive Itinerary

Heritage Trail

Explore all Ontario and Québec's provinces have to offer

Explore the amazing provinces of Ontario and Québec and enjoy a kaleidoscope of incredible experiences on this unforgettable self drive itinerary.

Start in Canada's entertainment capital of Toronto before journeying along the picturesque shores of Lake Ontario to the fantastic Thousand Islands resort region. Continue through into Quebec province, taking in the famous sights and French culture in Montréal and Québec City before soaking up the world-famous culture in Canada's capital, Ottawa. Finish off this incredible holiday with a stay in Huntsville, located in the heart of Ontario's summer cottage and enjoy a breath taking visit to the majestic wonder of Niagara Falls.

This itinerary covers some of Canada's best driving territory, so pick up a car and get ready for the holiday of a lifetime through these excellent provinces.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Explore some of Canada's best cities, Toronto, Montréal and Québec City
  • Discover Ontario's stunning Muskoka and Thousand Islands regions
  • See the world-famous sights of the capital, Ottawa
  • Experience the magnificent natural wonder of Niagara Falls

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
13 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private basis
Included
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Day 4: Rockport 1 hour Thousand Islands cruise.
  • A personalised Jonview roadbook with travel information, maps, vouchers and guides
  • Room Only
  • Holiday prices are in £'s per person based on twin occupancy
Not included
  • Flights,
  • Car hire (including any applicable one way drop off fees or insurance),
  • Meals or excursions unless specified,
  • Park entrance fees (if applicable),
  • Ferry charges (if applicable).

Itinerary Breakdown

Arrive in Toronto and transfer independently to your downtown hotel where you can either choose to relax or instead head out into the city to make the most of your time here. Spend the whole of your second day at leisure in this lively city, taking in sights like the CN Tower and Art Gallery of Ontario and enjoying world-class cuisine at one of the city's many restaurants.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Sheraton Centre Hotel or Westin Harbour Castle Hotel or similar

Drive east today towards Kingston & one of Canada's most historic towns and home to beautiful architecture and renowned monuments including Fort Henry, first built in the early 19th century when Canada was a British colony. Alternatively, should you prefer a more scenic journey then choose the route that passes through the heritage towns of Prince Edward Country.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Four Points By Sheraton Kingstonor Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront or similar

Head to Montreal today and en route you'll enter the beautiful Thousand Islands region, where you can book a cruise to explore the spectacular scenery. On Day 5, visit incredible attractions including Montréal's Notre-Dame Basilica, Old Montréal, the Olympic site, Biodome, Mt. Royal Park, the casino or the underground city. Finish by spending your evening enjoying the city's famous nightlife.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Marriott Chateau Champlainor Le Saint Martin Hotel Particulier Centre-Ville or similar

Journey to Québec City today, stopping off at Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada's national shrine to the Virgin Mary. Once in Québec City, take in sights including its city walls, historic national park, Place Royale and the Basilica.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Le Concorde Quebec or Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec or similar

Today you'll drive to one of the many routes to Ottawa - Canada's capital city. On the way over pass by sights like the Wolfe-Montcalm Monument or Dufferin Terrace Drive and finish your evening soaking up the surroundings in your Ottawa hotel. Spend Day 9 exploring this historic city, with highlights including Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal and the spectacular National Gallery of Canada.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre or Metcalfe Hotel or similar

Enjoy a scenic drive today to Huntsville, passing the Algonquin Provincial Park and the beautiful Muskoka scenery. In the Huntsville area, you'll find tennis, golf, boat cruises and horse riding, and a short drive away is Lion's Lookout Park and Muskoka Pioneer Village which both provide a fascinating glimpse into the surrounding area.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Deerhurst Resort or Hidden Valley Resort or similar

Set off for the world-famous Niagara Falls today, heading south past Toronto. We suggest a stop in Midland at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, a recreation of a 17th century village, where Ontario's first European community lived. The main highlight of the day has to be the final stop the Falls themselves. Spend the rest of the day taking in the sights of this spectacular area.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hilton Hotel & Suites Fallsviewor Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton or similar

Finish your trip with a meandering drive to Toronto, passing through Ontario's fruit growing region. On the way, visit historic Niagara-on-the-Lake and stop at the Welland Canal before checking in for your flight home.

Points of Interest

  • Toronto

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore the historic Distillery District on an authentic Brewery Tour
    • Sample some of Toronto's diverse cuisine at St Lawrence Market
    • Take in the panoramic views of the city from the top of the CN Tower
    • See the latest hit Broadway Show, musical or play in the city's Theatre District
    • Hop on the Ferry with a picnic to Toronto Islands in Lake Ontario
  • Montreal

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take a bike tour through the old city and Montreal's harbour
    • Marvel at the beauty of the Notre Dame Basilica
    • Explore the shops, restaurants and galleries in the famous Underground City
    • Discover the fascinating ecosystems housed in the Montreal Biodome in Olympic Park
    • Get fantastic pictures of the city skyline from Mont Royal Park
  • Quebec City

    Itinerary Highlights

    • The only walled city north of Mexico - take a guided tour to learn the history of the fortifications
    • Discover the romantic old cobble streets and incredible architecture that makes the city famous
    • Take a whale watching excursion for a chance to spot blue, humpback and beluga whales
    • Soak up the city's old world charm on a historic walking tour
    • Be awed by stunning Montmorency Falls - 30m higher than Niagara Falls
  • Ottawa

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take in the panoramic city views from the top of Parliament Hill's Peace Tower
    • Hire a bike and ride along the Rideau Canal - a UNESCO world heritage site
    • Cruise along the Ottawa River on a fun boat tour
    • Explore the lively Byward Market area on a gourmet Foodie Tour
    • Visit any of the capital's world-class museums and galleries
  • Niagara Falls

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Be awe-struck by the mighty thundering waters of Niagara Falls
    • Get up close to the falls on a Hornblower cruise or take a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour
    • For the truely daring, take a thrilling zip line across the falls - 220ft high at speeds of 40mph
    • Journey past rolling green farmlands and picturesque vineyards on the Niagara Parkway
    • Visit the charming Victorian village of Niagara-on-the-Lake on the shores of Lake Ontario