12 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

12 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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12 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Baddeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ingonish
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Sydney

Sydney ©
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for gifts at Ed's Books and More, contemplate the long history of Jost House Museum, and then don't miss a visit to The Big Fiddle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney online tour planner .

Toronto to Sydney is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Sydney. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in August, with highs in Sydney at 27°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Sydney

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Jost House Museum ©
Jost House Museum
The Big Fiddle ©
The Big Fiddle
Ed's Books and More ©
Ed's Books and More

2
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.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Uisge Ban Falls, then get engrossed in the history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, and then enjoy the sea views from Kidston Island Lighthouse. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Michaud Beach Provincial Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Baddeck visit site .

Drive from Sydney to Baddeck in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Baddeck. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Peter's Church, Point Michaud Beach Provincial Park
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Saint Peter's Church ©
Saint Peter's Church
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Sun), make a trip to Christopher Gorey Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ingonish trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Baddeck to Ingonish in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Baddeck in August since evenings lows in Ingonish dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness is a Canadian rural community in Inverness County, Nova Scotia. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Doug Fraser Art Gallery and Sculptural Garden, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenora Inn and Distillery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at West Mabou Beach Provincial Park.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Inverness vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ingonish to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ingonish in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Inverness, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Inverness

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Beaches

Side Trip

Mabou
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Cabot Links Golf Course ©
Cabot Links Golf Course
Glenora Inn and Distillery ©
Glenora Inn and Distillery

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
On the 30th (Thu), see the interesting displays at St Patrick's Museum, steep yourself in history at Jost House Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Cossit House Museum. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design and then kick back and relax at Kennington Cove Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney attractions app .

Getting from Inverness to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Inverness in August since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Sydney

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Kennington Cove Beach
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Jost House Museum ©
Jost House Museum
St Patrick's Museum ©
St Patrick's Museum
Cossit House Museum ©
Cossit House Museum

3
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.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Clam Harbour Beach and Sullivan's Pond. Get out of town with these interesting Halifax side-trips: Peggy's Cove (Swissair Flight 111 Memorial & Peggy's Cove Lighthouse). There's more to do: look for gifts at Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company and ponder the world of politics at Government House.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Halifax tour planner.

Getting from Sydney to Halifax by combination of flight and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Sullivan's Pond, Clam Harbour Beach
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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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