12 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

12 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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12 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Mavillette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Baddeck
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Louisbourg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Halifax
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Riverport
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
End: Manchester

1
night
Mavillette

Mavillette ©
On the 18th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park and then kick back and relax at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mavillette trip itinerary maker website .

Manchester, USA to Mavillette is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Mavillette is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Manchester in June, with highs in Mavillette at 60°F and lows at 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Mavillette

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park
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Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©

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. On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fort Anne National Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, and finally examine the collection at Port-Royal National Historic Site.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Annapolis Royal route tool .

Getting from Mavillette to Annapolis Royal by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Mavillette in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Annapolis Royal: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site

1
night
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 20th (Thu), look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns and then take an in-depth tour of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Baddeck vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Baddeck in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Annapolis Royal in June, things will get a bit cooler in Baddeck: highs are around 62°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Nature
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Baddeck Forks Golf Course ©
Baddeck Forks Golf Course
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls

1
night
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. On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Louisbourg trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Louisbourg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Baddeck in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Louisbourg, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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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.
Let the collections at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Lawrencetown Beach and Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park. Get out of town with these interesting Halifax side-trips: Peggy's Cove (Swissair Flight 111 Memorial & Peggy's Cove Lighthouse). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, sample the tasty concoctions at Alexander Keith's Brewery, look for gifts at Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, and take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Halifax trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Louisbourg to Halifax takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Riverport.

Things to do in Halifax

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, Lawrencetown Beach
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

2
nights
Riverport

Riverport ©
The area of the Riverport District communities comprise of Riverport, Lower LaHave, East LaHave and Middle LaHave, Upper and Lower Rose Bay, Upper and Lower Kingsburg, Bayport and Feltzen South. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Hirtle's Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Ovens Natural Park, and then examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.

Make your Riverport itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Halifax to Riverport in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riverport

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rissers Beach Provincial Park, Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Hirtle's Beach
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The Ovens Natural Park ©
The Ovens Natural Park
Hirtle's Beach ©
Hirtle's Beach
Rissers Beach Provincial Park ©
Rissers Beach Provincial Park

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