10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Wolfville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Baddeck
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ingonish
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Maitland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Wolfville

Wolfville ©
Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. On the 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site, then learn about winemaking at Luckett Vineyards, and then learn about winemaking at Domaine de Grand Pre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Wolfville planner .

Washington DC, USA to Wolfville is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Wolfville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Wolfville to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Baddeck.

Things to do in Wolfville

#Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Pre
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Luckett Vineyards ©
Luckett Vineyards
Domaine de Grand Pre ©
Domaine de Grand Pre
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns and then admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Baddeck trip planner .

You can drive from Wolfville to Baddeck in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Wolfville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Baddeck, with lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Adventure, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Colouratura Art Gallery
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Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
Kayaking & Canoeing
Colouratura Art Gallery ©
Colouratura Art Gallery

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ingonish Beach and Chutes Mary Ann Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlour. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Middle Head Trail and relax in the rural setting at Groovy Goat Farm & Soap Company.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ingonish itinerary planner .

You can drive from Baddeck to Ingonish in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ingonish when traveling from Baddeck in September, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Maitland.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlour, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Ingonish Beach ©
Ingonish Beach
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©

2
nights
Maitland

Maitland ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stop by Masstown Market, stop by Inklings in Wood, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Burntcoat Head Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Burntcoat Head Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Maitland day trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ingonish to Maitland. In September, daily temperatures in Maitland can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maitland

#Adventure, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Noel, Masstown Market
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Masstown Market ©
Masstown Market
Burntcoat Head Park ©
Burntcoat Head Park
Burntcoat Head Park ©
Burntcoat Head Park

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