10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Yarmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Annapolis Royal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lunenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Halifax
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Toronto

2
days
Yarmouth

Yarmouth ©
Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, then get engrossed in the history at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Forchu Lightstation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Argyle Township Court House & Gaol, then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, and then view the masterpieces at Hubert and Belle's.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Yarmouth online holiday planner .

Toronto to Yarmouth is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for little chillier days in Yarmouth, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Yarmouth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Port Maitland, Argyle Township Court House & Gaol, Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse
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Cape Forchu Lightstation ©
Cape Forchu Lightstation
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1
day
Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal ©
Annapolis Royal, formerly known as Annapolis, is a town located in the western part of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada.Today's Annapolis Royal evolved from the 1605 French settlement of Port Royal (briefly Charlesfort), renamed in honour of Queen Anne following the Siege of Port Royal in 1710 by Britain. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site, then take in nature's colorful creations at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Anne National Historic Site.

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You can drive from Yarmouth to Annapolis Royal in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Annapolis Royal, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Lunenburg.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore and take pictures at Bluenose II, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ironworks Distillery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hirtle's Beach.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lunenburg visit website .

Drive from Annapolis Royal to Lunenburg in 2.5 hours. September in Lunenburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Halifax.

Things to do in Lunenburg

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Hirtle's Beach
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St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Hirtle's Beach ©
Hirtle's Beach
Ironworks Distillery ©
Ironworks Distillery

3
days
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Explore hidden gems such as Lawrencetown Beach and Fisherman's Cove. When in Halifax, make a side trip to see Peggy's Cove Lighthouse in Peggy's Cove, approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Ground, and admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens.

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Drive from Lunenburg to Halifax in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Halifax are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Halifax

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

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

1
day
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

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 25th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then get engrossed in the history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Uisge Ban Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Baddeck trip maker site .

Drive from Halifax to Baddeck in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Halifax in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Baddeck. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Baddeck

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

few
hours
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. On the 26th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Louisbourg Lighthouse and then contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisbourg road trip planning app .

Getting from Baddeck to Louisbourg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Baddeck in September since evenings lows in Louisbourg dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse

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