15 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

15 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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15 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Mavillette
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Sydney, Cape Breton Island
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
Halifax
— 4 nights
End: Halifax

2
days
Mavillette

Mavillette ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sacre-Coeur and then admire all the interesting features of Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, and then make a trip to Pelton-Fuller House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mavillette route planner.

Halifax to Mavillette is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mavillette when traveling from Halifax in December, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Ingonish.

Things to do in Mavillette

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, Pelton-Fuller House, Eglise Sacre-Coeur, Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises
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Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises ©
Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises
Pelton-Fuller House ©
Pelton-Fuller House

4
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Cabot Trail. Step out of Ingonish to go to Pleasant Bay and see Lone Shieling, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Middle Head Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Franey Mountain, indulge your taste buds at Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlour, and trek along Broad Cove Trailhead.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ingonish trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mavillette to Ingonish. Traveling from Mavillette in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ingonish, with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Franey Mountain, Lone Shieling, Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlour
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail

4
days
Sydney, Cape Breton Island

Sydney ©
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Take a break from the city and head to Skyline Trail and Uisge Ban Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Highland Village (in Iona), Baddeck (Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Ski Tuonela, & more) and Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (in Louisbourg). There's still lots to do: go deep underground at Cape Breton Miners' Museum and explore the activities along Bras d'Or Lake.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel planner .

Drive from Ingonish to Sydney in 2.5 hours. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Cape Breton Miners' Museum, Highland Village
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Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
Bras d'Or Lake ©
Bras d'Or Lake
Ski Tuonela ©
Ski Tuonela

4
days
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.
Get outdoors at Point Pleasant Park and Sullivan's Pond. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halifax: Peggy's Cove (William deGarthe Art Gallery & Peggy's Cove Lighthouse) and Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park (in Sambro). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Province House, take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Halifax takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Dartmouth, Peggy's Cove, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Point Pleasant Park ©
Point Pleasant Park

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