14 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

14 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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14 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Halifax
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lunenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Annapolis Royal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Head to Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop and Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Companyfor some retail therapy. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Halifax: Lawrencetown Beach (in East Lawrencetown), Clam Harbour Beach (in Clam Harbour) and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery, and explore the activities along Sullivan's Pond.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Halifax trip planning app .

Toronto to Halifax is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Halifax is slightly colder than Toronto - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Sullivan's Pond, Lawrencetown Beach, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Clam Harbour Beach, Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

2
nights
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 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, look for gifts at Have A Yarn, look for gifts at Haskapa, then look for gifts at The Teazer, then look for gifts at Suttles & Seawinds, and finally look for gifts at Amos Pewter. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Bluenose II, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, then examine the collection at Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hirtle's Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Ovens Natural Park.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lunenburg road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Halifax to Lunenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Lunenburg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mahone Bay, The Ovens Natural Park, Hirtle's Beach
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Amos Pewter ©
Amos Pewter
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

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. On the 24th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Fort Anne National Historic Site, stop by Lucky Rabbit Pottery, see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site, then don't miss a visit to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, and finally admire the natural beauty at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Annapolis Royal trip itinerary app .

Getting from Lunenburg to Annapolis Royal by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lunenburg in July, you will find days in Annapolis Royal are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site
Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stop by Baadeck Yarns, play a few rounds at Bell Bay Golf Club, then visit a coastal fixture at Kidston Island Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, and finally make a trip to The Water's Edge Gallery of Fine Art & Crafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Uisge Ban Falls, then fly down the slopes at Ski Tuonela, and then contemplate the long history of Highland Village.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Baddeck trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Baddeck in 6 hours. July in Baddeck sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highland Village
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Highland Village ©
Highland Village
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls

3
nights
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Cabot Trail. Relax by the water at Black Brook Beach and Ingonish Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Middle Head Trail, hike along Broad Cove Trailhead, and play a few rounds at Highlands Links Golf Course.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ingonish trip itinerary website .

Getting from Baddeck to Ingonish by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cape Breton Island
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail

2
nights
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

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 30th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, then hike along Skyline Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Cape Breton Miners' Museum.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the Louisbourg online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Ingonish to Louisbourg in 2.5 hours. In July in Louisbourg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Sydney, Cape Breton Miners' Museum, Skyline Trail
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Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Ed's Books and More ©
Ed's Books and More

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