13 days in Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Itinerary

13 days in Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Itinerary

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13 days in Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Halifax
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Annapolis Royal
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Brackley Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Halifax
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Phoenix

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk as well as Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, then admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, and then visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Halifax road trip planning tool .

Phoenix, USA to Halifax is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in June; daily highs in Halifax reach 66°F and lows reach 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
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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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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. Get outdoors at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens and Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Anne National Historic Site and Port-Royal National Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Annapolis Royal: St. Martins (Fundy Trail Parkway & St. Martins Sea Caves). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Annapolis Royal road trip website .

You can drive from Halifax to Annapolis Royal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Annapolis Royal are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brackley Beach.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

St. Martins, Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site
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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Fundy Trail Parkway ©
Fundy Trail Parkway
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site

2
nights
Brackley Beach

Brackley Beach ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cavendish Beach, see the interesting displays at Anne of Green Gables Museum, and then kick back and relax at Brackley Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through North Rustico Beach, don't miss a visit to Green Gables, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brackley Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Brackley Beach in 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Annapolis Royal in June: highs in Brackley Beach hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in Brackley Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rustico, Cavendish, Anne of Green Gables Museum
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Brackley Beach ©
Brackley Beach
Cavendish Beach ©
Cavendish Beach
Green Gables ©
Green Gables

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and Victoria County Court House are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Highland Village and St. Michael's Catholic Church. There's lots more to do: trek along Skyline Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Big Spruce Brewing, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Baddeck trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brackley Beach to Baddeck. June in Baddeck sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Baddeck

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Highland Village
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Highland Village ©
Highland Village

1
night
Halifax

Halifax ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, look for gifts at Freak LunchBox, and then walk around Point Pleasant Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and then kick back and relax at Lawrencetown Beach.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Halifax trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Baddeck to Halifax in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lawrencetown Beach
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Point Pleasant Park ©
Point Pleasant Park
St. Paul's Church ©
St. Paul's Church
Lawrencetown Beach ©
Lawrencetown Beach

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