20 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

20 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Drive to Lunenburg
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Lunenburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Truro
— 4 nights
Drive to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Fly to Ahmedabad

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Lunenburg

— 4 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Old Burial Ground (in Liverpool), Chester (Chester Playhouse & Graves Island Provincial Park) and Annapolis Royal (Fort Anne National Historic Site & Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, contemplate the long history of St. James' Anglican Church, examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and don't miss a visit to Focus Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lunenburg road trip website.

Ahmedabad, India to Lunenburg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Lunenburg is minus 9.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in April, with highs in Lunenburg at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Halifax.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:

Halifax

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, examine the collection at Shearwater Aviation Museum, steep yourself in history at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, and take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk.

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You can drive from Lunenburg to Halifax in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, Halifax is a bit cooler than Lunenburg - with highs of 0°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Baddeck.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:

Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

— 3 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baddeck: Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (in Louisbourg) and Ski Ben Eoin (in East Bay). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, fly down the slopes at Ski Tuonela, sample the tasty concoctions at Big Spruce Brewing, and hike along Cabot Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Baddeck holiday planner.

Fly from Halifax to Baddeck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Baddeck, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Ingonish, Cape Breton Island

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ingonish: Cabots Landing Provincial Park (in Cape North) and Dingwall Harbour (in Dingwall). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Middle Head Trail, look for gifts at Salty Rose's and the Periwinkle Café, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Cove Trail, and don't miss a visit to Christopher Gorey Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ingonish trip planner.

You can drive from Baddeck to Ingonish in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Baddeck in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ingonish: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Truro.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:

Truro

— 4 nights
Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Wentworth (in Wentworth), Heritage Models Museum (in River Hebert) and Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre (in Joggins). The adventure continues: walk around Victoria Park, stop by Sugar Moon Farm, go for a walk through Truro Tidal Bore Viewing Visitor Centre, and see the interesting displays at Anna Swan Museum.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Truro day trip site.

Getting from Ingonish to Truro by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Ingonish in April, things will get slightly colder in Truro: highs are around 1°C and lows about -9°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Truro

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:

Nova Scotia travel guide

4.5
Military Museums · History 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.