14 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

14 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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14 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Wolfville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Lunenburg
— 1 day
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Anchorage

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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Louisbourg Lighthouse and then don't miss a visit to The Big Fiddle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kennington Cove Beach.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Louisbourg trip planning tool .

Anchorage, USA to Louisbourg is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Anchorage to Louisbourg, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Louisbourg can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ingonish.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trip

The Big Fiddle
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Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse
The Big Fiddle ©
The Big Fiddle

3
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Black Brook Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step off the beaten path and head to Ingonish Beach and Groovy Goat Farm & Soap Company. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Middle Head Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ingonish trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Louisbourg to Ingonish in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Black Brook Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Ingonish Beach ©
Ingonish Beach

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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

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 7th (Sat), stop by Baadeck Yarns, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenora Inn and Distillery, play a few rounds at Cabot Links Golf Course, and then view the masterpieces at Doug Fraser Art Gallery and Sculptural Garden.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Baddeck trip builder tool .

Getting from Ingonish to Baddeck by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Ingonish in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Baddeck, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wolfville.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Tours

Side Trips

Inverness, Glenora Inn and Distillery
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
Cabot Links Golf Course ©
Cabot Links Golf Course

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Wolfville

Wolfville ©
Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. On the 9th (Mon), do a tasting at Luckett Vineyards and then contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Blue Beach, then learn about winemaking at Blomidon Estate Winery, and then hike along Cape Split Hiking Trail.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Wolfville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Wolfville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Baddeck in July since evenings lows in Wolfville dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Wolfville

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Split Trailhead, Grand Pre National Historic Site, Blomidon Estate Winery, Blue Beach
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Luckett Vineyards ©
Luckett Vineyards
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Cape Split Trailhead ©
Cape Split Trailhead

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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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Prim Point Lighthouse, then learn about winemaking at Bear River Vineyards, then don't miss a visit to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, and finally examine the collection at Port-Royal National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Anne National Historic Site.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Annapolis Royal trip tool .

Traveling by car from Wolfville to Annapolis Royal takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bear River Vineyards, Prim Point Lighthouse, Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site
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1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ironworks Distillery, then admire all the interesting features of Bluenose II, then stop by Lexicon Books, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lunenburg day trip tool .

You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Lunenburg in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Annapolis Royal in July, expect nights in Lunenburg to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lunenburg

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Breweries
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St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Ironworks Distillery ©
Ironworks Distillery
Bluenose II ©
Bluenose II

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