16 days in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia & New Brunswick Itinerary

16 days in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia & New Brunswick Itinerary

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16 days in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia & New Brunswick Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  32​h
1
Cavendish
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Halifax
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lunenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Moncton
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Hopewell Cape
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Saint John
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Cavendish

Cavendish ©
Known to fans of writer Lucy Maud Montgomery as the setting of "Anne of Green Gables," Cavendish represents a top destination on Prince Edward Island.
On the 26th (Thu), examine the collection at Anne of Green Gables Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cavendish trip itinerary planner.

Toronto to Cavendish is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Cavendish to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Cavendish

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

North Rustico Beach, Anne of Green Gables Museum
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North Rustico Beach ©
North Rustico Beach
Cavendish Beach ©
Cavendish Beach
Green Gables ©
Green Gables

2
nights
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 Clam Harbour Beach and Sullivan's Pond. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop and Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, stop by Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, and admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Halifax driving holiday tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Cavendish to Halifax in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Halifax are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Halifax

#Parks, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Sullivan's Pond, Clam Harbour Beach, Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Clam Harbour Beach ©
Clam Harbour Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 31st (Tue), kick back and relax at Hirtle's Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, and then examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lunenburg online route builder .

You can drive from Halifax to Lunenburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Lunenburg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Moncton.

Things to do in Lunenburg

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Hirtle's Beach
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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Hirtle's Beach ©
Hirtle's Beach

2
nights
Moncton

Moncton ©
Called "Hub City" because of its history as a major transportation center, Moncton boasts two universities and a pleasant downtown filled with restaurants and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Shediac's Giant Lobster, then kick back and relax at Parlee Beach Provincial Park, and then learn more about the world around you at Magnetic Hill Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at The Irving Eco-Centre, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ecocentre Homarus Eco-Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Beausejour National Historic Site.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Moncton trip itinerary app .

Getting from Lunenburg to Moncton by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Lunenburg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moncton, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hopewell Cape.

Things to do in Moncton

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shediac, Fort Beausejour National Historic Site, The Irving Eco-Centre, Ecocentre Homarus Eco-Centre
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Parlee Beach Provincial Park ©
Parlee Beach Provincial Park
The Irving Eco-Centre ©
The Irving Eco-Centre

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nights
Hopewell Cape

Hopewell Cape ©
Hopewell Cape tourism centers on the iconic rock formations that sit just off the coast.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Fundy National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Albert County Museum, admire the majestic nature at Hopewell Rocks, then visit a coastal fixture at Anderson Hollow Lighthouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cape Enrage.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hopewell Cape trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Moncton to Hopewell Cape in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Hopewell Cape can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint John.

Things to do in Hopewell Cape

#Nature, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Enrage, Fundy National Park, Anderson Hollow Lighthouse
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Fundy National Park ©
Fundy National Park
Hopewell Rocks ©
Hopewell Rocks
Cape Enrage ©
Cape Enrage

3
nights
Saint John

Saint John ©
An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Escape the urban bustle at Irving Nature Park and Fundy Trail Parkway. Attractions like Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens and Gondola Point Beach make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Saint John City Market, admire the striking features of Loyalist House, contemplate the waterfront views at Reversing Falls, and admire the masterpieces at New Brunswick Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saint John trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Hopewell Cape to Saint John takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Saint John are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint John

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Fundy Trail Parkway, Gondola Point Beach
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Irving Nature Park ©
Irving Nature Park
Fundy Trail Parkway ©
Fundy Trail Parkway
New Brunswick Museum ©
New Brunswick Museum

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