15 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

15 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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15 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
1
Halifax
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Wolfville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Peggy's Cove
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Lunenburg
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Toronto

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, then admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, then learn about all things military at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and finally look for gifts at Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress Studio. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Alexander Keith's Brewery, browse the exhibits of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, then take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Halifax online travel planner.

Toronto to Halifax is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Halifax is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Halifax are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Wolfville.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

2
nights
Wolfville

Wolfville ©
Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens and then do a tasting at Gaspereau Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): take in the waterfront at Hall's Harbour, then learn about winemaking at Planters Ridge, then contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site, and finally do a tasting at Domaine de Grand Pre.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Wolfville trip planning website.

You can drive from Halifax to Wolfville in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Wolfville

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Pre, Planters Ridge, Hall's Harbour
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
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Gaspereau Vineyards ©
Gaspereau Vineyards
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site
Domaine de Grand Pre ©
Domaine de Grand Pre

2
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Annapolis Royal: Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises (in Tiverton) and Prim Point Lighthouse (in Digby). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, look for gifts at Lucky Rabbit and Co., contemplate the long history of Fort Anne National Historic Site, and see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Annapolis Royal trip planner.

Getting from Wolfville to Annapolis Royal by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Annapolis Royal, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Baddeck.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Prim Point Lighthouse, Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises, Annapolis Highland Vineyards
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
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Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site

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.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then steep yourself in history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Catholic Church, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Antiques Boutique, then take in the waterfront at Baddeck’s Boardwalk, and finally cruise along Cabot Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Baddeck tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Annapolis Royal to Baddeck takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. September in Baddeck sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Peggy's Cove.

Things to do in Baddeck

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Cabot Trail
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
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Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls

3
nights
Peggy's Cove

Peggy's Cove ©
Begin your Peggy's Cove holiday by exploring the area's Atlantic coastline, featuring water-washed rolling rocks dotted with a number of lighthouses, including the one recognized as the town's symbol.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, enjoy the sea views from Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, then admire the masterpieces at William deGarthe Art Gallery, then pause for some photo ops at William E. deGarthe Memorial Provincial Park, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Indian Harbour Lighthouse. On your second day here, stop by Amos Pewter, then examine the collection at Peggy Of The Cove, then view the masterpieces at Twelve Acre Hill Gallery, and finally stroll around Cleveland Beach Provincial Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Peggy's Cove attractions planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Baddeck to Peggy's Cove takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Peggy's Cove sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Peggy's Cove

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Peggy Of The Cove, Indian Harbour Lighthouse, Twelve Acre Hill Gallery, Cleveland Beach Provincial Park, Polly's Cove Hiking Trail
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Polly's Cove Hiking Trail ©
Polly's Cove Hiking Trail
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Swissair Flight 111 Memorial ©
Swissair Flight 111 Memorial

3
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.
Lunenburg is known for museums, historic sites, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, sample the fine beverages at Ironworks Distillery, stop by The Mariner's Daughter, and identify plant and animal life at The Ovens Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Lunenburg itinerary planner.

You can drive from Peggy's Cove to Lunenburg in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lunenburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Ovens Park
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
The Ovens Park ©
The Ovens Park

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