12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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12 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Halifax
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yarmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lunenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Halifax

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site, make a trip to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, then contemplate the long history of Fort Anne National Historic Site, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Upper Clements Parks.

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Halifax to Annapolis Royal is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Halifax.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Adventure Tours Theme Parks
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Upper Clements Parks ©
Upper Clements Parks
Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, pause for some photo ops at William E. deGarthe Memorial Provincial Park, browse the exhibits of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, then look for gifts at Freak LunchBox, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, appreciate the history behind Sailor's Salute statue, then take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and finally admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Halifax online trip builder .

Drive from Annapolis Royal to Halifax in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. September in Halifax sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Peggy's Cove
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

3
nights
Yarmouth

Yarmouth ©
Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Forchu Lightstation, then examine the collection at W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yarmouth online trip planner .

Drive from Halifax to Yarmouth in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Yarmouth

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse
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Cape Forchu Lightstation ©
Cape Forchu Lightstation
Yarmouth County Museum and Archives ©

3
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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 21st (Sat): stop by The Mariner's Daughter and then get to know the fascinating history of Lunenburg Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, explore and take pictures at Bluenose II, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lunenburg itinerary tool .

You can drive from Yarmouth to Lunenburg in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Grand Pre
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St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site

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