10 days in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island & New Brunswick Itinerary

10 days in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island & New Brunswick Itinerary

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Fly to Sydney, Ferry to Ingonish
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Englishtown, NS, Fly to Halifax
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Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly
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Charlottetown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alma
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint John
— 1 night
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): trek along Cabot Trail and then trek along Middle Head Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

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Toronto to Ingonish is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Ingonish. Traveling from Toronto in October, Ingonish is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Halifax

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, then admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, and then admire all the interesting features of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, then admire the landmark architecture of Province House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

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Getting from Ingonish to Halifax by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Halifax are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Charlottetown.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Charlottetown

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Confederation

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Prince Edward Island National Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Avonlea Village, admire the striking features of Province House National Historic Site, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by flight from Halifax to Charlottetown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Charlottetown can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alma.

Things to do in Charlottetown

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Alma

— 3 nights
Alma is a village in the parish of Alma, Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada. Explore Alma's surroundings by going to Fundy Trail Parkway (in St. Martins) and Hopewell Cape (Albert County Museum & Hopewell Rocks). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Fundy National Park.

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Traveling by car from Charlottetown to Alma takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Alma can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint John.

Things to do in Alma

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Saint John

— 1 night

Canada's Irish City

An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the striking features of Loyalist House, then contemplate the waterfront views at Reversing Falls Rapids, then stroll through Irving Nature Park, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Saint John City Market.

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Getting from Alma to Saint John by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Saint John

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

Nova Scotia travel guide

4.5
Military Museums · History Museums · Gardens
Small in terms of land area, Nova Scotia nevertheless encompasses nearly 3,800 islands floating in the Atlantic just off Canada's mainland. A vacation in Nova Scotia is understandably an ocean-based experienced, allowing you to stay within 60 km (40 mi) of the water no matter where you choose to base your adventure. Stay near the ocean, and you'll find mostly lighthouses and small settlements living off lobster fishing. Drive or cycle inland, and the landscape changes dramatically, with pretty orchards and photogenic highlands dominating the geography everywhere you look. For urban amenities during your Nova Scotia holiday, look no farther than provincial capital Halifax, offering the region's biggest range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Prince Edward Island travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Beaches · Theme Parks
Garden of the Gulf
Canada's only island province, Prince Edward Island earned the nickname the "Garden of the Gulf" thanks to its pastoral landscape of rolling green hills and a patchwork of cultivated fields. The country's smallest province in terms of land and population, the island boasts a long coastline marked by sandy beaches, making up in visual appeal what they lack in modern infrastructure. It's easy to get away from everyone during a vacation in Prince Edward Island, as this photogenic landmass features just a scattering of small towns housing warmhearted locals stubbornly clinging to their easygoing lifestyle. Begin your Prince Edward Island tour in Charlottetown, the quaint provincial capital with a good selection of bars and restaurants.

New Brunswick travel guide

4.1
State Parks · Bodies of Water · Parks
Pristine natural scenery, photogenic little towns, charming beaches, and sprawling parks remain top reasons to take a trip to New Brunswick. This relatively small Canadian province with a long Atlantic coastline remains sparsely populated, the majority of its area covered with dense forests. Five scenic drives intersect the region, allowing visitors to spend their New Brunswick holiday sightseeing from the comfort of a rented car or bicycle. If you prefer to stay near the water, don't miss the world-famous Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides, several species of whales, and quaint seaside settlements maintaining their own slow pace of life.