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
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Mavillette
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Riverport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Toronto

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Cape Breton Miners' Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisbourg trip itinerary site .

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. In April, Louisbourg is slightly colder than Toronto - with highs of 6°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape Breton Miners' Museum
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Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Sydney and Louisbourg Railway Museum ©

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bras d'Or Lake and Uisge Ban Falls. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and Kidston Island Lighthouse. Step out of Baddeck with an excursion to Highland Village in Iona--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Ski Tuonela, stop by Cape Breton Clay, and sample the tasty concoctions at Big Spruce Brewing.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Baddeck trip builder tool .

You can drive from Louisbourg to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Louisbourg in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Baddeck, with highs around 0°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Cape Breton Clay, Highland Village
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Bras d'Or Lake ©
Bras d'Or Lake
Highland Village ©
Highland Village

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): tee off at Highlands Links Golf Course, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Brook Beach, and then indulge your taste buds at Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ingonish tour planner.

You can drive from Baddeck to Ingonish in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ingonish are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 6th (Sun), you're off toMavillette.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlour, Black Brook Beach
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Black Brook Beach ©
Black Brook Beach
Highlands Links Golf Course ©
Highlands Links Golf Course

1
day
Mavillette

Mavillette ©
On the 7th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, view the masterpieces at Hubert and Belle's, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mavillette trip itinerary builder site .

Explore your travel options from Ingonish to Mavillette with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Riverport.

Things to do in Mavillette

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Maitland
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Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Hubert and Belle's ©
Hubert and Belle's

1
day
Riverport

Riverport ©
The area of the Riverport District communities comprise of Riverport, Lower LaHave, East LaHave and Middle LaHave, Upper and Lower Rose Bay, Upper and Lower Kingsburg, Bayport and Feltzen South. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hirtle's Beach, then stop by Admiral Benbow Trading Company, and then stroll through Rissers Beach Provincial Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Riverport road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Mavillette to Riverport takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Riverport are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Riverport

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hirtle's Beach, Rissers Beach Provincial Park, Admiral Benbow Trading Company
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Rissers Beach Provincial Park ©
Rissers Beach Provincial Park
Hirtle's Beach ©
Hirtle's Beach
Admiral Benbow Trading Company ©
Admiral Benbow Trading Company

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park and Point Pleasant Park. Popular historic sites such as Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada and Province House are in your itinerary. Explore Halifax's surroundings by going to Clam Harbour Beach (in Clam Harbour), Peggy's Cove (William deGarthe Art Gallery & Peggy's Cove Lighthouse) and Lawrencetown Beach (in East Lawrencetown). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, get a new perspective on nature at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sullivan's Pond.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Halifax trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Riverport to Halifax in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Clam Harbour Beach, Sullivan's Pond, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, Lawrencetown Beach
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

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