15 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

15 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

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15 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  45 min
1
Louisbourg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Indian Brook
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Mabou
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Sydney

4
nights
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. Explore Louisbourg's surroundings by going to Sydney (Cape Breton Regional Library, Holy Redeemer Parish, & more), Ski Ben Eoin (in East Bay) and Glace Bay (Glace Bay Heritage Museum & Cape Breton Miners' Museum). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Point Michaud Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Low Point Lighthouse, and look for gifts at Ed's Books and More.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Louisbourg travel app .

Sydney to Louisbourg is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In January, daytime highs in Louisbourg are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Indian Brook.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sydney, Glace Bay, Indian Beach, Point Michaud Beach, Ski Ben Eoin
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Glace Bay Heritage Museum ©
Glace Bay Heritage Museum
Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum

5
nights
Indian Brook

Indian Brook ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Indian Brook: Ingonish (Cape Breton Highlands National Park & Christopher Gorey Gallery), Dingwall (Dingwall Beach & Franey Mountain) and Margaree Salmon Museum (in Margaree Valley).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Indian Brook day trip tool .

You can drive from Louisbourg to Indian Brook in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Louisbourg in January, expect nights in Indian Brook to be about the same, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Mabou.

Things to do in Indian Brook

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Baddeck, Ingonish, Dingwall, Margaree Valley
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Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©

5
nights
Mabou

Mabou ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Doug Fraser Art Gallery and Sculptural Garden (in Inverness), MacDonald House Museum (in East Lake Ainslie) and Margaree Harbour Craft & Gift Shop (in Margaree Harbour).

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Mabou trip site .

You can drive from Indian Brook to Mabou in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mabou

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Inverness, Cape Breton Island, MacDonald House Museum, Port Hawkesbury Community Park, Margaree Harbour Craft & Gift Shop
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Cabot Cliffs Golf Course ©
Cabot Cliffs Golf Course
Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine ©
Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine

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