14 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

14 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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14 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Big Spruce Brewing. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barra st Columba Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at Highland Village, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bras d'Or Lake.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Baddeck road trip planning site .

Newark, USA to Baddeck is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Baddeck is 1 hour. Traveling from Newark in July, expect Baddeck to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cheticamp.

Things to do in Baddeck

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Iona
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Highland Village ©
Highland Village
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls

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Cheticamp, Cape Breton Island

Cheticamp ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Lone Shieling, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Skyline Trail. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter's Church, then examine the collection at Les Trois Pignons, and then play a few rounds at Cabot Links Golf Course.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cheticamp trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Cheticamp takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cheticamp are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canning.

Things to do in Cheticamp

Outdoors Golf Tours

Side Trips

Pleasant Bay, Skyline Trail, Cabot Links Golf Course
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Saint Peter's Church ©
Saint Peter's Church
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cabot Links Golf Course ©
Cabot Links Golf Course

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Canning

Canning ©
Canning is a village in northeastern Kings County, Nova Scotia located at the crossroads of Route 221 and Route 358.HistoryThe area was originally settled by Acadians who were expelled in 1755 during the Acadian Expulsion. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Domaine de Grand Pre and Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Pre National Historic Site and Gaspereau Vineyards. Change things up with these side-trips from Canning: Burntcoat Head Park (in Noel) and Oaklawn Farm Zoo (in Aylesford). There's still lots to do: trek along Cape Split Trailhead, learn about winemaking at Planters Ridge, grab your bike and head to Harvest Moon Trailway, and admire the majestic nature at Blomidon Provincial Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Canning road trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Cheticamp to Canning with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Canning are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Canning

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Wolfville, Grand Pre, Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre, Planters Ridge, Oaklawn Farm Zoo
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Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre ©
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
Burntcoat Head Park ©
Burntcoat Head Park
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site

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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 22nd (Mon), make a trip to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, examine the collection at Port-Royal National Historic Site, then take in nature's colorful creations at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Anne National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site, then learn about winemaking at Bear River Vineyards, then don't miss a visit to Prim Point Lighthouse, and finally learn about winemaking at Annapolis Highland Vineyards.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Annapolis Royal vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Canning to Annapolis Royal in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bear River, Prim Point Lighthouse, Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site
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Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site
Prim Point Lighthouse ©
Prim Point Lighthouse

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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 24th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, get to know the fascinating history of Lunenburg Historic District, then examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, then look for gifts at Amos Pewter, and finally do a tasting at Wine Kings. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ironworks Distillery, then explore and take pictures at Bluenose II, and finally kick back and relax at Hirtle's Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lunenburg road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Annapolis Royal to Lunenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Annapolis Royal in July: highs in Lunenburg hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Halifax.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wine Kings, Amos Pewter, Hirtle's Beach
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St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Lunenburg Historic District ©
Lunenburg Historic District
Ironworks Distillery ©
Ironworks Distillery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, take in the exciting artwork at Mary E. Black Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and finally take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Halifax online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lunenburg to Halifax takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

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