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
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Mahone Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
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 10th (Fri): stop by Ed's Books and More and then see the interesting displays at Sydney and Louisbourg Railway Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Louisbourg itinerary builder app .

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. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get little chillier in Louisbourg: highs are around 27°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Ed's Books and More
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Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse
Ed's Books and More ©
Ed's Books and More

1
night
Baddeck

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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Baddeck trip site .

Traveling by car from Louisbourg to Baddeck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Louisbourg in August, Baddeck is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort Anne National Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, then make a trip to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, and finally see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Annapolis Royal trip planner .

Getting from Baddeck to Annapolis Royal by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Baddeck in August since evenings lows in Annapolis Royal dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mahone Bay.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

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

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night
Mahone Bay

Mahone Bay ©
Mahone Bay is a bay located on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, Canada along the eastern end of Lunenburg County. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for gifts at The Teazer, look for gifts at Have A Yarn, then examine the collection at Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Ovens Natural Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Suttles & Seawinds, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Laurie Swim Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mahone Bay online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Annapolis Royal to Mahone Bay takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Annapolis Royal in August: highs in Mahone Bay hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Mahone Bay

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Lunenburg, The Ovens Natural Park
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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
The Ovens Natural Park ©
The Ovens Natural Park

4
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Clam Harbour Beach and Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halifax: Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove) and Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop (in Elmsdale). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, pick up some local products at Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market, look for gifts at Rousseau Chocolatier, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Halifax tour builder app .

You can drive from Mahone Bay to Halifax in an hour. August in Halifax sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop, Clam Harbour Beach, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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