15 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

15 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Fly
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Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly
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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Truro
— 4 nights
Drive to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Fly to Surat Airport

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Halifax: Swissair Flight 111 Memorial (in Indian Harbour) and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and get your game on at Historic Properties.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Halifax travel planner.

Surat, India to Halifax is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 9.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Halifax

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:

2
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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

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 11th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch, then browse the exhibits of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, and then trek along Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Mariner’s Park, then stroll around Petersfield Provincial Park, then pause for some photo ops at Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Ben Eoin.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisbourg online route planner.

Getting from Halifax to Louisbourg by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Louisbourg are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Big Spruce Brewing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Tuonela, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Catholic Church, then browse for treasures at The Antiques Boutique, and finally steep yourself in history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Baddeck online trip planner.

You can drive from Louisbourg to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Louisbourg in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Baddeck, with lows of -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

2
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Iron Art & Photographs and then take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ingonish tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Ingonish takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Baddeck in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ingonish, with lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Truro.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

4
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Truro

Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. Explore Truro's surroundings by going to Heritage Models Museum (in River Hebert), Ski Wentworth (in Wentworth) and Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre (in Joggins). There's much more to do: stroll around Victoria Park, revel in the low prices at Stanfield's Factory Outlet, look for gifts at Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, and see the interesting displays at Sherbrooke Village.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Truro travel planner.

You can drive from Ingonish to Truro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Ingonish in March, things will get little chillier in Truro: highs are around -6°C and lows about -20°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Truro

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:

Nova Scotia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Military Museums · Gardens
Small in terms of land area, Nova Scotia nevertheless encompasses nearly 3,800 islands floating in the Atlantic just off Canada's mainland. A vacation in Nova Scotia is understandably an ocean-based experienced, allowing you to stay within 60 km (40 mi) of the water no matter where you choose to base your adventure. Stay near the ocean, and you'll find mostly lighthouses and small settlements living off lobster fishing. Drive or cycle inland, and the landscape changes dramatically, with pretty orchards and photogenic highlands dominating the geography everywhere you look. For urban amenities during your Nova Scotia holiday, look no farther than provincial capital Halifax, offering the region's biggest range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.