16 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

16 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Halifax
— 5 nights
Fly
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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Sydney / J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport, Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Drive to Truro
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Truro
— 4 nights
Drive to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Fly to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Halifax side-trips: Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove) and Swissair Flight 111 Memorial (in Indian Harbour). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, stroll the grounds of Fairview Lawn Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Properties, and learn about all things military at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Halifax tour itinerary planning app.

Ahmedabad, India to Halifax is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a -9.5 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in March, with highs in Halifax at 2°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:

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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

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 21st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and then make a trip to The Big Fiddle. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail, stop by Ed's Books and More, then walk around Petersfield Provincial Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Louisbourg trip planner.

Fly from Halifax to Louisbourg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Louisbourg are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Breton Highlands National Park (in Ingonish) and Ski Ben Eoin (in East Bay). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Tuonela, don't miss a visit to The Water's Edge Gallery of Fine Art & Crafts, and cruise along Cabot Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Baddeck day trip planning site.

Getting from Louisbourg to Baddeck by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Louisbourg in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Baddeck, with lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Truro.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:

4
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Truro

Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. Explore Truro's surroundings by going to Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre (in Joggins), Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary (in Amherst) and Heritage Models Museum (in River Hebert). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Sugar Moon Farm, stroll around Victoria Park, revel in the low prices at Stanfield's Factory Outlet, and examine the collection at Sutherland Steam Mill Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Truro road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Baddeck to Truro with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Baddeck in March, with highs in Truro at -6°C and lows at -20°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Truro

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:

Nova Scotia travel guide

4.5
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.