15 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

15 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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15 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Toronto
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Grand Pre
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Advocate Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Yarmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Lunenburg
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + bus + Fly:  6​h
Toronto

1
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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. On the 11th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Cape Breton Miners' Museum.

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Toronto to Louisbourg is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Louisbourg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Louisbourg, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

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Cape Breton Miners' Museum
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Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
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Louisbourg Lighthouse

2
days
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 13th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Highland Village, then explore the activities along Bras d'Or Lake, then stop by Baadeck Yarns, and finally steep yourself in history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tee off at Baddeck Forks Golf Course.

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Traveling by car from Louisbourg to Baddeck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Louisbourg in August, Baddeck is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Bras d'Or Lake, Highland Village
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Highland Village ©
Highland Village
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Middle Head Trail, kick back and relax at Ingonish Beach, and then relax in the rural setting at Groovy Goat Farm & Soap Company.

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You can drive from Baddeck to Ingonish in 2 hours. Traveling from Baddeck in August, Ingonish is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Grand Pre.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Black Brook Beach
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Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Ingonish Beach ©
Ingonish Beach
Black Brook Beach ©
Black Brook Beach

2
days
Grand Pre

Grand Pre ©
Grand-Pré is a Canadian rural community in Kings County, Nova Scotia. On the 17th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Grand Pre National Historic Site, then do a tasting at Domaine de Grand Pre, then do a tasting at Luckett Vineyards, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Aylesford Lake Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Blue Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Split Hiking Trail.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ingonish to Grand Pre. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Pre can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Advocate Harbour.

Things to do in Grand Pre

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Luckett Vineyards, Aylesford Lake Beach, Blue Beach, Cape Split Hiking Trail
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Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site
Cape Split Hiking Trail ©
Cape Split Hiking Trail
Luckett Vineyards ©
Luckett Vineyards

1
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Advocate Harbour

Advocate Harbour ©
Advocate Harbour is a Canadian rural community located in Cumberland County, Nova ScotiaThe community is situated on Route 209 and has a small well-protected fishing harbour opening on the Bay of Fundy; the harbour dries at low tide.The community's economy is tied to the seasonal industries of fishing and tourism. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park and then deepen your understanding at Spencer's Island.

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You can drive from Grand Pre to Advocate Harbour in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Advocate Harbour are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Advocate Harbour

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park ©
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park
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Spencer's Island

2
days
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 20th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, then examine the collection at Port-Royal National Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Anne National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Prim Point Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Cove Beach.

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Traveling by car from Advocate Harbour to Annapolis Royal takes 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Digby, Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site
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Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site
Prim Point Lighthouse ©
Prim Point Lighthouse

2
days
Yarmouth

Yarmouth ©
Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. On the 22nd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, contemplate the long history of Argyle Township Court House & Gaol, then kick back and relax at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Forchu Lightstation. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with The Song of the Paddle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park.

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Getting from Annapolis Royal to Yarmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Annapolis Royal in August, expect nights in Yarmouth to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Yarmouth

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Argyle Township Court House & Gaol, Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park
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Cape Forchu Lightstation ©
Cape Forchu Lightstation
Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
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Argyle Township Court House & Gaol

2
days
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 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Rissers Beach Provincial Park, look for gifts at The Lunenburg Makery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, then sample the fine beverages at Ironworks Distillery, and finally admire all the interesting features of Bluenose II. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Queensland Beach Provincial Park, stroll through Bayswater Beach Provincial Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hirtle's Beach.

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You can drive from Yarmouth to Lunenburg in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Lunenburg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lunenburg

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rissers Beach Provincial Park, Bayswater Beach Provincial Park, Queensland Beach Provincial Park, Hirtle's Beach
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Rissers Beach Provincial Park ©
Rissers Beach Provincial Park
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St. John's Anglican Church
Hirtle's Beach ©
Hirtle's Beach

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