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 + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Louisbourg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Baddeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ingonish
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Halifax
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lunenburg
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Louisbourg

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 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Cape Breton Miners' Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Louisbourg sightseeing planner.

Toronto to Louisbourg is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Louisbourg due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Louisbourg reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, get interesting insight from Tours, and then admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Baddeck day trip app .

Drive from Louisbourg to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Louisbourg in July, plan for little chillier nights in Baddeck, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Adventure, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls

1
night
Ingonish

Ingonish ©
Nestled on a cozy harbor surrounded by green forests, the coastal town of Ingonish serves as the perfect coastal retreat for those after a quiet getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlour, then kick back and relax at Ingonish Beach, and then trek along Middle Head Trail.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ingonish online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Ingonish takes 2 hours. Traveling from Baddeck in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ingonish, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlour, Black Brook Beach
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Ingonish Beach ©
Ingonish Beach
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Black Brook Beach ©
Black Brook Beach

3
nights
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.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the galleries of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, stop by Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, then get all the information you need at Fisherman's Cove, and then kick back and relax at Lawrencetown Beach.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Halifax sightseeing app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Ingonish to Halifax in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In July, daytime highs in Halifax are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Halifax

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Lawrencetown Beach, Fisherman's Cove
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Lawrencetown Beach ©
Lawrencetown Beach

2
nights
Lunenburg

Lunenburg ©
An hour's drive from Halifax's international airport, Luneburg boasts both colorful buildings and a colorful history, as well as status as a World Heritage Site.
Head to Amos Pewter and The Lunenburg Makeryfor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Summerville Beach Provincial Park and Bluenose II. Step out of Lunenburg with an excursion to Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site in Kejimkujik National Park--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, sample the fine beverages at Ironworks Distillery, and kick back and relax at Hirtle's Beach.

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Traveling by car from Halifax to Lunenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Lunenburg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lunenburg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Summerville Beach Provincial Park, Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site, Amos Pewter, Hirtle's Beach
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St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Hirtle's Beach ©
Hirtle's Beach

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