16 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

16 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Fly
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Halifax
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mahone Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Yarmouth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Truro
— 2 nights
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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.
Halifax is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, walk around Point Pleasant Park, steep yourself in history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Halifax day trip planning site.

Surat, India to Halifax is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 9.5 hours traveling from Surat to Halifax due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Surat in April, expect Halifax to be much colder, temps between 0°C and -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Mahone Bay.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:

1
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Mahone Bay

Mahone Bay is a town located on the northwest shore of Mahone Bay along the South Shore of Nova Scotia in Lunenburg County.HistoryMahone Bay was first settled during Father Le Loutre's War. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, then explore the galleries of Purcell Family Art Gallery, and finally stop by Amos Pewter.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Mahone Bay day trip planning app.

You can drive from Halifax to Mahone Bay in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Halifax in April, things will get a bit warmer in Mahone Bay: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Mahone Bay

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 20:

3
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Yarmouth

Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yarmouth: Shelburne (Shelburne's Historic Waterfront Museums By The Sea & Focus Gallery) and Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse (in Lower West Pubnico). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Style Merchant, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Forchu Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, and view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch.

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You can drive from Mahone Bay to Yarmouth in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in Yarmouth

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Ben Eoin, stop by Baadeck Yarns, and then explore the galleries of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail and then stroll through Ski Tuonela.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Baddeck online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Yarmouth to Baddeck takes 6.5 hours. April in Baddeck sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

2
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.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Green Cove Trail, then look for gifts at Salty Rose's and the Periwinkle Café, and then trek along Middle Head Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ingonish trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Ingonish takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Baddeck in April, expect nights in Ingonish to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Truro.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

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Truro

Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. On the 28th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Ski Wentworth, then stroll around Victoria Park, and then revel in the low prices at Stanfield's Factory Outlet.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Truro trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ingonish to Truro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ingonish in April, with highs in Truro at 1°C and lows at -9°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Truro

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

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.