11 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

11 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

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Baddeck
— 4 nights
2
Ingonish
— 3 nights
3
Louisbourg
— 3 nights

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Baddeck: Margaree Salmon Museum (in Margaree Valley), St. James Presbyterian Church (in Big Bras d'Or) and Hall of the Clans (in Englishtown). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Catholic Church, stroll through Ski Tuonela, and deepen your understanding at The Gaelic College.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Baddeck online journey planner.

Vancouver to Baddeck is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Baddeck is 4 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in March, expect Baddeck to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Mabou, The Tying Scotsman, Margaree Salmon Museum, St. James Presbyterian Church
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Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Ski Tuonela ©
Ski Tuonela

3
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Paul Island Museum & Lighthouse (in Dingwall) and North Highlands Community Museum (in Cape North). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, hike along Green Cove Trail, kick back and relax at Black Brook Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Franey Mountain.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Ingonish road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Ingonish takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Baddeck in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Ingonish. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dingwall, Cape Breton Island, North Highlands Community Museum
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Black Brook Beach ©
Black Brook Beach
Green Cove Trail ©
Green Cove Trail

3
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Louisbourg: Glace Bay (Cape Breton Miners' Museum & Glace Bay Heritage Museum) and Sydney (Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial, Cape Breton Regional Library, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, stroll through Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail, hike along Baille Ard Nature Trail, and look for gifts at Ed's Books and More.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Louisbourg planner.

Traveling by car from Ingonish to Louisbourg takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Louisbourg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sydney, Glace Bay
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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail
Cape Breton Regional Library ©
Cape Breton Regional Library

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