15 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

15 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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15 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Montreal
+2
Fly + bus + Drive:  5​h 15​min
Lunenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Wolfville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Annapolis Royal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Yarmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Montreal

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Summerville Beach Provincial Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ironworks Distillery, and then admire all the interesting features of Bluenose II.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lunenburg trip maker site .

Montreal to Lunenburg is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Montreal in July, plan for slightly colder days in Lunenburg, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Wolfville.

Things to do in Lunenburg

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Hirtle's Beach, Rissers Beach Provincial Park, Summerville Beach Provincial Park
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St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Bluenose II ©
Bluenose II
Ironworks Distillery ©
Ironworks Distillery

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. On the 29th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site, then learn about winemaking at Domaine de Grand Pre, then do a tasting at Luckett Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Gaspereau Vineyards.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wolfville day trip planning app .

Drive from Lunenburg to Wolfville in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Lunenburg, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wolfville, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Wolfville

#Wineries, #Historic Sites

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Grand Pre
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Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site
Luckett Vineyards ©
Luckett Vineyards
Domaine de Grand Pre ©
Domaine de Grand Pre

1
night
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 30th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at 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 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort Anne National Historic Site and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Annapolis Royal trip planner .

Traveling by car from Wolfville to Annapolis Royal takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Yarmouth

Yarmouth ©
Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. On the 1st (Wed), contemplate the long history of Argyle Township Court House & Gaol, take in the exciting artwork at Hubert and Belle's, then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Forchu Lightstation.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yarmouth online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Yarmouth in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Annapolis Royal in July: highs in Yarmouth hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ingonish.

Things to do in Yarmouth

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Maitland, Argyle Township Court House & Gaol
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Cape Forchu Lightstation ©
Cape Forchu Lightstation
Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Argyle Township Court House & Gaol ©

3
nights
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.
Meat Cove and St. Paul South West Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Black Brook Beach and Middle Head Trail. Take a break from Ingonish with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Pleasant Bay, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ingonish Beach and indulge your taste buds at Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ingonish trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yarmouth to Ingonish. Traveling from Yarmouth in August, expect nights in Ingonish to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, St. Paul South West Lighthouse, Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlour, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Ingonish Beach ©
Ingonish Beach

3
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 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns, sample the tasty concoctions at Big Spruce Brewing, then contemplate the long history of Highland Village, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bras d'Or Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls, take an in-depth tour of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Baddeck online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Ingonish to Baddeck takes 2 hours. Traveling from Ingonish in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Baddeck. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Highland Village
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Highland Village ©
Highland Village
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
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 8th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Louisbourg Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, and then don't miss a visit to The Big Fiddle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and then kick back and relax at Kennington Cove Beach.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Louisbourg itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Louisbourg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Baddeck in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Louisbourg, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Breton Miners' Museum, The Big Fiddle
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Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse
Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum

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