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

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

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

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Saint John
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Alma
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Cavendish
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
7
Charlottetown
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Meenan's Cove Beach and New River Beach Provincial Park. Popular historic sites such as Loyalist House and Charlotte County Archives are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Andrews (Serendipin Art, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Irving Nature Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Moosehead Breweries, hunt for treasures at Saint John City Market, and explore the activities along Reversing Falls Rapids.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saint John trip itinerary website.

Montreal to Saint John is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Saint John is 1 hour. Traveling from Montreal in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saint John, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Alma.

Things to do in Saint John

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Andrews, Meenan's Cove Beach, New River Beach Provincial Park
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Reversing Falls Rapids ©
Reversing Falls Rapids
Irving Nature Park ©
Irving Nature Park
New Brunswick Museum ©
New Brunswick Museum

2
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Alma

Alma ©
Alma is a village in the parish of Alma, Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Waterside Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fundy National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Cape Enrage, stroll the grounds of Ha Ha Cemetery, then snap pictures at Sawmill Creek Bridge, then admire the majestic nature at Hopewell Rocks, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Anderson Hollow Lighthouse.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alma trip builder.

Drive from Saint John to Alma in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Cavendish.

Things to do in Alma

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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 1st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Green Gables, then see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe it or Not!, then get in on the family fun at Shining Waters Family Fun Park, and finally find something for the whole family at Sandspit Cavendish Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cavendish Cliffs, get in on the family fun at Avonlea Village, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cavendish Beach, then examine the collection at Anne of Green Gables Museum, and finally stop by North Shore Surf Company.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cavendish route planner.

Traveling by car from Alma to Cavendish takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Cavendish

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Anne of Green Gables Museum
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Shining Waters Family Fun Park ©
Shining Waters Family Fun Park
Cavendish Beach ©
Cavendish Beach
Green Gables ©
Green Gables

1
night
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 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kennington Cove Beach, stroll through Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail, and then visit a coastal fixture at Louisbourg Lighthouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Louisbourg trip planner.

You can fly from Cavendish to Louisbourg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Louisbourg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse

3
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.
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and Highland Village will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Baddeck: Ingonish (Middle Head Trail & Ingonish Beach) and St. Barra st Columba Catholic Church (in Iona). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Uisge Ban Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Catholic Church, get interesting insight from Tours, and visit a coastal fixture at Kidston Island Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Baddeck online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Louisbourg to Baddeck takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Baddeck

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ingonish, Iona
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Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Highland Village ©
Highland Village

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.
Visit Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and Fairview Lawn Cemetery for their historical value. Step out of Halifax with an excursion to Clam Harbour Beach in Clam Harbour--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, sample the tasty concoctions at Alexander Keith's Brewery, take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and get to know the fascinating history of Historic Properties.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Halifax trip maker.

Getting from Baddeck to Halifax by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Halifax, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Charlottetown.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dartmouth, Clam Harbour Beach, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

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nights
Charlottetown

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Prince Edward Island National Park, steep yourself in history at St. Dunstan's Basilica, and then explore the galleries of Details Past & Present Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Peake's Wharf, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then don't miss a visit to Victoria Row, and finally admire the striking features of Province House National Historic Site of Canada.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Charlottetown tour builder.

You can fly from Halifax to Charlottetown in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Charlottetown can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottetown

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prince Edward Island National Park
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Prince Edward Island National Park ©
Prince Edward Island National Park
St. Dunstan's Basilica ©
St. Dunstan's Basilica

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