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

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

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

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  7​h
1
Halifax
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Wolfville
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  5​h
3
Saint John
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Charlottetown
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Halifax
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

4
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.
Take a break from Halifax with a short trip to Acadian Deportation Cross Memorial in Hortonville, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and pause for some photo ops at The Emigrant Statue.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Halifax tour itinerary planner.

Vancouver to Halifax is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Halifax, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Halifax, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wolfville.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Acadian Deportation Cross Memorial
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

2
nights
Wolfville

Wolfville ©
Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens and then browse the fresh offerings at Noggins Corner Farm Market. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Harvest Moon Trailway, then contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Old Covenanter Church, and finally do a tasting at Gaspereau Vineyards.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Wolfville route planner.

Traveling by car from Halifax to Wolfville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Wolfville sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saint John.

Things to do in Wolfville

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Grand Pre National Historic Site
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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.
Step out of Saint John to go to St. Martins and see Fundy Trail Parkway, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around Irving Nature Park, admire the landmark architecture of Loyalist House, take in the exciting artwork at Buckland Merrifield Gallery, and explore the world behind art at New Brunswick Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saint John travel route planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Wolfville to Saint John in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Wolfville in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Saint John. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Charlottetown.

Things to do in Saint John

Parks Scenic Drive Trails

Side Trip

Fundy Trail Parkway
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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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Charlottetown

Charlottetown ©
The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Explore Charlottetown's surroundings by going to Cavendish (Green Gables & Cavendish Beach). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Prince Edward Island National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral, contemplate the long history of St. Dunstan's Basilica, and ponder the world of politics at Government House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Charlottetown travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint John to Charlottetown in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Charlottetown can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in Charlottetown

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cavendish, Prince Edward Island National Park, The Great Canadian Soap Co.
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Victoria Park ©
Victoria Park
Prince Edward Island National Park ©
Government House ©
Government House

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cabot Trail as well as Ingonish Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Baddeck side-trips: Sydney (The Big Fiddle & Mariner’s Park) and Glenora Inn and Distillery (in Mabou). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Big Spruce Brewing, take in the waterfront at Baddeck’s Boardwalk, enjoy the sea views from Kidston Island Lighthouse, and stop by Baadeck Yarns.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Baddeck road trip planning app .

Getting from Charlottetown to Baddeck by combination of ferry and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Baddeck can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Sydney, Ingonish Beach, Glenora Inn and Distillery
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
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Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
The Big Fiddle ©
The Big Fiddle
Ingonish Beach ©
Ingonish Beach

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hours
Halifax

Halifax
To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Halifax day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Baddeck to Halifax in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Halifax

Outdoors Tours Parks
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