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Im attending a friends wedding in Toronto using it as a base for 2 days For an 8 day trip would it be okay to spend 3 days in Toronto including 1 day trip for Niagara Falls and 4 days in Quebec Would you guys leave - Parkers Legacy

Im attending a friends wedding in Toronto using it as a base for 2 days For an 8 day trip would it be okay to spend 3 days in Toronto including 1 day trip for Niagara Falls and 4 days in Quebec Would you guys leave

Im attending a friends wedding in Toronto using it as a base for 2 days For an 8 day trip would it be okay to spend 3 days in Toronto including 1 day trip for Niagara Falls and 4 days in Quebec Would you guys leave

If you’re flying in/out of Toronto AND driving the rest of the time, you will end up spending a lot of time in the car.I’m most aligned with Tom Broz’s answer but here’s my perspective.I have family in both Montreal and Toronto so I do spend a lot of time on the road from Ottawa to both of Canada’s largest cities.

If you’re driving the entire time, you’re facing a 5.5 hr drive from downtown Toronto to “Old” Montreal.It’s usually another 3 hours to Quebec City from Montreal – avoid rush hours if you can.Quebec City and Montreal are very different cities – Quebec City feels like a European city, French in culture, old architecture.

Montreal is cosmopolitan, much more North American with English, French, Chinese, Korean, African, Jewish, Arabic neighbourhoods.Both cities have exceptional restaurants and there’s a lot of history to see.You can easily drive to Montreal from Toronto one evening, spend the next 3 days in Montreal and have a comfortable drive back to catch your plane out of Toronto.

It will be a rush to add in Quebec City.Or you’ll have to take on the 15 hours of return driving (Toronto/Quebec City) as the price to pay to visit the most European city in North America – drive right through Montreal.On the Niagara side, I was there last weekend – at least in Niagara-on-the-Lake – with is about 25 minutes from the Falls by car.

Niagara Falls is a busy tourist town, with a large Casino, shows, overpriced tourist attractions, the Falls itself (which is truly a wonder to see) and every known chain restaurant in North America.Niagara-on-the-Lake is very different, touristy as well, but it has dozens and dozens of really good wineries most of which have exceptional restaurants.

It sounds pretty awesome to me.Things to note: Niagara Falls is impressive, but it’s a tourist trap.I personally wouldn’t go there for more than an hour or so.

However, it’s right near Niagara-on-the Lake.Also a tourist trap, but less gaudy.There are a bunch of wineries between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls.

My advice is to go to Niagara-on-the-Lake in the morning, take a few wine tours during the day, and visit the Falls in the evening when the lights are on.Try to arrange it so you don’t need to drive – you’ll enoy the wine tours much more if you don’t need to worry about your consumption.You didn’t give any indication of what your interests are.

My favorite thing to do in Toronto is just to walk around in different neighborhoods.Walking and public transit (especially streetcars if you want to see stuff) are the best way to get around, but beware that rush-hour is crowded.Stick to walking between 8–10am and 4–6pm.

There’s lots to see, do, and eat.Enjoy!Quebec is both a city and a province.

If you’re just going to Quebec City, I’m not sure I would allocate more time for that than Toronto.It’s beautiful, but much smaller.That being said, you can keep yourself busy in either city for a week without problem, so it’s not like you’ll run out of things to do.

[Edit, after an update to the question:] I really like Montreal, but I don’t know it as well.It has a nice vibe, great bagels, and lots of bring-your-own-wine restaurants.

Big question is are you flying in?If so consider flying into Toronto then out of Montreal.Would give you lots of time for it all.

Think the day trip to the Falls is just about right.Try to time the trip to miss rush hours, actually driving over one evening around 7 pm and back the next might work well too.I like to have dinner at a winery near Jordon.

Maybe lunch in Niagara on the Lake if the tour busses aren’t at a max.My favourite attraction after the Falls themselves is the butterfly conservatory, tend to avoid Clifton Hill attractions and the casino.Heading east to Montreal, the fastest way is via the 401 and personally I find it a little boring , like to get off onto some of the side roads.

Might want to stop somewhere like Prince Edward County or Kingston for a Thousand Islands day cruise.Or, to save time for Quebec City, fly or take the train to Montreal.Beat the traffic and relax.

VIA rail main station is Union station, right downtown Toronto.

Sounds like fun time – those are all great places to visit.The only issue might be getting from one place to another.Toronto and Niagara Falls are close enough to each other on the highway, but Quebec (if you mean Quebec City) is a full-day’s drive from Toronto, so that could eat into your sight-seeing time.

If you’re flying though, then this would of course be much less of an issue.Or you could consider Montreal instead of Quebec City.Montreal is “only” about a six-hour drive down the highway from Toronto, and also has a lot for tourists to see.

It sounds like ALOT of time in a car!Although it doesn’t look that far, with traffic a drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls can take 5 hours EACH WAY!May I suggest a few days in Toronto and then the remainder of your trip you base yourself in Niagara on the Lake.

Depending on the time of year, you can rent a bicycle and go down the Niagara Parkway and see all the sights on the way to and at the Falls.You can also shop, see plays, go to various Wineries and just relax.

That is pretty much what we did.There is loads to see and do in Toronto and I thought Quebec City was wonderful.