11 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

11 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
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Halifax
— 4 nights
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Lunenburg
— 2 nights
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Annapolis Royal
— 1 night

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Ben Eoin (in East Bay) and Cape Breton Highlands National Park (in Ingonish). The adventure continues: cruise along Cabot Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Catholic Church, stop by Baadeck Yarns, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Tuonela.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Baddeck trip planner.

Saint John to Baddeck is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Baddeck sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

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Scenic Drive
Cabot Trail
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Ski Area
Ski Tuonela
4.5

1
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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

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. On the 6th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, then look for gifts at Ed's Books and More, and then pause for some photo ops at Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial.

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

You can drive from Baddeck to Louisbourg in 1.5 hours. December in Louisbourg sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Ed's Books and More
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Halifax

Halifax ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Halifax to Peggy's Cove to see Peggy's Cove Lighthouse about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, contemplate the long history of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Halifax trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Louisbourg to Halifax takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Halifax sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Halifax

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at Lexicon Books, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ironworks Distillery, then see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lunenburg Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, walk around Second Peninsula Provincial Park, and then walk around Graves Island Provincial Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Lunenburg trip builder app.

You can drive from Halifax to Lunenburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Lunenburg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Lexicon Books
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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. On the 13th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site, then sample the tasty concoctions at Annapolis Brewing Company, then identify plant and animal life at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, and finally stop by Catfish Moon Studio Crafts.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Annapolis Royal online route planner.

You can drive from Lunenburg to Annapolis Royal in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lunenburg in December, expect little chillier with lows of -5°C in Annapolis Royal. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums
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