10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + bus + Drive:  6​h
1
Lunenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Grand Pre
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Baddeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Louisbourg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
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.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church. On your second day here, look for gifts at Amos Pewter, kick back and relax at Rissers Beach Provincial Park, then look for gifts at The Lunenburg Makery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hirtle's Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lunenburg trip planner .

Toronto to Lunenburg is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, you will find days in Lunenburg are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Pre.

Things to do in Lunenburg

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Beach Meadows Beach Park, Rissers Beach Provincial Park, Hirtle's Beach, Amos Pewter
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St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Rissers Beach Provincial Park ©
Rissers Beach Provincial Park
Hirtle's Beach ©
Hirtle's Beach

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hours
Grand Pre

Grand Pre ©
Grand-Pré is a Canadian rural community in Kings County, Nova Scotia. On the 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site, then do a tasting at Luckett Vineyards, and then learn about winemaking at Domaine de Grand Pre.

Discover how to plan a Grand Pre trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Lunenburg to Grand Pre by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Grand Pre sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Grand Pre

#Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, then take in nature's colorful creations at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Anne National Historic Site.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Annapolis Royal trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Pre to Annapolis Royal takes 1.5 hours. September in Annapolis Royal sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
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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 Tidal Generating Station ©
Annapolis Tidal Generating Station

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Highland Village, explore the activities along Bras d'Or Lake, and then enjoy the sea views from Kidston Island Lighthouse.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Baddeck trip planner .

You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Baddeck in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Baddeck when traveling from Annapolis Royal in September, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bras d'Or Lake, Highland Village
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Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
Highland Village ©
Highland Village
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stop by Ed's Books and More, then don't miss a visit to The Big Fiddle, then explore the galleries of Cape Breton Miners' Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from Louisbourg Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): hike along Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail and then contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Louisbourg trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Baddeck to Louisbourg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Louisbourg when traveling from Baddeck in September, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

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

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