10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Ottawa
Fly + bus + taxi:  5​h
Peggy's Cove
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Lunenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Wolfville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Ottawa

1
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Peggy's Cove

Peggy's Cove ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Swissair Flight 111 Memorial and then visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse.

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Ottawa to Peggy's Cove is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ottawa to Peggy's Cove. Traveling from Ottawa in July, you will find days in Peggy's Cove are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Peggy's Cove

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

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Halifax
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens

2
days
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 1st (Wed), kick back and relax at Hirtle's Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, then steep yourself in history at Knaut-Rhuland House, and finally stop by Amos Pewter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, then admire all the interesting features of Bluenose II, and then sample the fine beverages at Ironworks Distillery.

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Traveling by car from Peggy's Cove to Lunenburg takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lunenburg are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Lunenburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Beaches

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

2
days
Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal ©
Annapolis Royal, formerly known as Annapolis, is a Canadian town located in the western part of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.Annapolis Royal was the French settlement of Port Royal (briefly Charlesfort) until the Siege of Port Royal in 1710 by Britain. On the 3rd (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site, then don't miss a visit to Prim Point Lighthouse, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Anne National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Port-Royal National Historic Site, then make a trip to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens.

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You can drive from Lunenburg to Annapolis Royal in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Lunenburg in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Annapolis Royal: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Wolfville.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

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Prim Point Lighthouse, Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site
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Wolfville

Wolfville ©
Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Grand Pre National Historic Site and then do a tasting at Luckett Vineyards.

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You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Wolfville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Wolfville, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Wolfville

#Historic Sites, #Wineries

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

1
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

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 6th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls.

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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 August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Baddeck. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls

2
days
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

Louisbourg ©
Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe town's name was given by French military forces who founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, in honour of Louis XIV. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Louisbourg Lighthouse, examine the collection at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, and then don't miss a visit to The Big Fiddle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and then kick back and relax at Kennington Cove Beach.

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Drive from Baddeck to Louisbourg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Baddeck in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Louisbourg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

The Big Fiddle, Cape Breton Miners' Museum
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Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse
The Big Fiddle ©
The Big Fiddle

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