11 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

11 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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11 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Masstown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mahone Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Port Maitland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Annapolis Royal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
6
Halifax
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  9​h 45​min
End: Jacksonville


1
night
Masstown

Masstown ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stop by Masstown Market, look for gifts at Truro Farmers' Market, then look for gifts at Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, and finally stop by Inklings in Wood.

To find out how to plan a trip to Masstown, use our trip itinerary maker.

Jacksonville, USA to Masstown is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Jacksonville to Masstown, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Masstown is colder than Jacksonville - with highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mahone Bay.

Things to do in Masstown

Shopping

Side Trips

Truro, Inklings in Wood
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Masstown Market ©
Masstown Market
Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company ©
Truro Farmers' Market ©
Truro Farmers' Market

1
night
Mahone Bay

Mahone Bay ©
Mahone Bay is a bay located on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, Canada along the eastern end of Lunenburg County. On the 10th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at The Ovens Natural Park, stop by Have A Yarn, and then stop by The Teazer.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mahone Bay trip tool .

You can drive from Masstown to Mahone Bay in 2 hours. When traveling from Masstown in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Mahone Bay, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Maitland.

Things to do in Mahone Bay

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

The Ovens Natural Park
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The Ovens Natural Park ©
The Ovens Natural Park
Have A Yarn ©
Have A Yarn
The Teazer ©
The Teazer

2
nights
Port Maitland

Port Maitland ©
On the 11th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Pelton-Fuller House, kick back and relax at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, and then kick back and relax at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Maitland online journey maker .

Getting from Mahone Bay to Port Maitland by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Port Maitland are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Port Maitland

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pelton-Fuller House, Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
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Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Pelton-Fuller House ©
Pelton-Fuller House

1
night
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 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fort Anne National Historic Site, do a tasting at Bear River Vineyards, then identify plant and animal life at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Annapolis Royal online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Maitland to Annapolis Royal takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Port Maitland in June, expect nights in Annapolis Royal to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bear River Vineyards
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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site

1
night
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

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.
On the 13th (Wed), stop by Baadeck Yarns and then take an in-depth tour of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Baddeck online vacation planner .

You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Baddeck in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Annapolis Royal in June, expect Baddeck to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Halifax.

Things to do in Baddeck

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Spruce Brewing
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Baadeck Yarns ©
Baadeck Yarns

4
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop and Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lawrencetown Beach and Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park. Step out of Halifax to go to Peggy's Cove and see Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, savor the flavors at Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory, and take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Halifax trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Baddeck to Halifax in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Baddeck in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Halifax, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop, Lawrencetown Beach, Sullivan's Pond, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

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