10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

Louisbourg ©
Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe French military founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, naming it in honour of Louis XIV. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial and then see the interesting displays at Cape Breton Miners' Museum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Louisbourg travel route site .

Toronto to Louisbourg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toronto in September, with highs in Louisbourg at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sydney, Cape Breton Miners' Museum
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Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse

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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

Baddeck ©
For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
Get out of town with these interesting Baddeck side-trips: Ingonish (Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Ingonish Beach, & more), Colouratura Art Gallery (in Indian Brook) and Margaree Salmon Museum (in Margaree Valley). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cabot Trail, trek along Skyline Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter's Church, and browse the exhibits of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Baddeck trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Louisbourg to Baddeck takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Baddeck can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ingonish, Cape Breton Island, Saint Peter's Church, Margaree Salmon Museum, Colouratura Art Gallery
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail

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Halifax

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Change things up with these side-trips from Halifax: Peggy's Cove (William deGarthe Art Gallery, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, & more) and Lunenburg (Lunenburg Historic District, St. John's Anglican Church, & more). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, stop by Freak LunchBox, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, and take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Halifax road trip website .

Getting from Baddeck to Halifax by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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