I’m planning to go to Eastern Canada (Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City) during one week (23 to 30 of December) during my holidays. I had originally planned to take the plane and arrive at Ottawa in the beginning of afternoon/mid-afternoon on the 23rd and then organize my time like this :
23rd: plane+ Ottawa in the end of the afternoon
25th: Train in the morning (maybe I’ll have the time to see one thing in Ottawa before my train) + Montreal in the afternoon
26th & 27th: Visit Montreal
28th: train in the morning +Quebec in the afternoon
29th: Visit Quebec
30th: Visit Quebec most of the day + Train at 5PM to Montréal
Do you think I am allocating enough time to each city, and will have the time to do the major landmarks? I am travelling by myself so I should be a little bit more free with my time as I can eat quickly and be up early in the mornings as I know it’s a short trip. Is it unrealistic?
My other concern was that this trip is not cheap and by going on the 24th, I could save 150$ which is quite big but then, I would be in Ottawa for the 25th of December and was wondering if I would have enough to do there when everything is closed, I have seen that in Montreal there are a lot of things to do outside but in Ottawa maybe not so much (I was thinking of walking through downtown Ottawa & Gatineau streets, the Parliament Hill (without the visit of the Parliament unfortunately), Notre Dame Basilica and the Ottawa locks). Then I would have a little bit less time in Montreal and Quebec even though the cities are quite close and there are a lot of trains so it does not take too much travel time. Do you think this option would be possible?
I am a novice in travelling so your help is greatly appreciated!