20 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

20 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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20 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Wolfville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Yarmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lunenburg
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
5
Louisbourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Baddeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Ingonish
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Wolfville

Wolfville ©
Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Acadia University Art Gallery, stroll the grounds of St. John's Anglican Church and Cemetery, do a tasting at Benjamin Bridge, then do a tasting at Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards, then steep yourself in history at Grand Pre National Historic Site, and finally learn about winemaking at Luckett Vineyards.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Wolfville tour planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Wolfville is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in Wolfville hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Wolfville

#Wineries, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

St. John's Anglican Church and Cemetery, Grand Pre National Historic Site
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Luckett Vineyards ©
Luckett Vineyards
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site
Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards ©
Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards

2
nights
Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal ©
Annapolis Royal, formerly known as Annapolis, is a town located in the western part of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada.Today's Annapolis Royal evolved from the 1605 French settlement of Port Royal (briefly Charlesfort), renamed in honour of Queen Anne following the Siege of Port Royal in 1710 by Britain. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort Anne National Historic Site, make a trip to ARTsPLACE, admire the natural beauty at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, and finally see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Annapolis Royal Golf & Country Club, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Annapolis Basin Look Off Provincial Park, then make a trip to Prim Point Lighthouse, and finally stop by Lucky Rabbit Pottery.

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Traveling by car from Wolfville to Annapolis Royal takes 1.5 hours. In August in Annapolis Royal, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Golf

Side Trip

Digby
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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site
Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site

2
nights
Yarmouth

Yarmouth ©
Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, then stroll through Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Forchu Lightstation, and finally don't miss a visit to Pelton-Fuller House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, then contemplate the long history of Argyle Township Court House & Gaol, then admire the striking features of Murray Manor Art & Culture House, and finally head outdoors with Yarmouth Links.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yarmouth holiday planner.

Getting from Annapolis Royal to Yarmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Yarmouth

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, Argyle Township Court House & Gaol, Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, then make a trip to Peer Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Rissers Beach Provincial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at The Ovens Natural Park, then stroll through Hirtle's Beach, then stop by Haskapa, and finally stroll through Graves Island Provincial Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lunenburg online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Yarmouth to Lunenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Lunenburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Lunenburg

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Ovens Natural Park, Hirtle's Beach, Haskapa, Graves Island Provincial Park, Rissers Beach Provincial Park
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Rissers Beach Provincial Park ©
Rissers Beach Provincial Park
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

2
nights
Louisbourg

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 5th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, then kick back and relax at Kennington Cove Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Louisbourg Lighthouse. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, then hike along Skyline Trail, then don't miss a visit to The Big Fiddle, and finally stroll through Wentworth Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisbourg trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Lunenburg to Louisbourg by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Louisbourg are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Sydney, Cape Breton Miners' Museum, Skyline Trail
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Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse

2
nights
Baddeck

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.
On the 7th (Sat), stop by Baadeck Yarns, visit a coastal fixture at Kidston Island Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, then look for gifts at The Antiques Boutique, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bras d'Or Lake. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Uisge Ban Falls, stroll through Ski Tuonela, and then steep yourself in history at Highland Village.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Baddeck online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Louisbourg to Baddeck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Highland Village, Bras d'Or Lake
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Bras d'Or Lake ©
Bras d'Or Lake
Highland Village ©
Highland Village

3
nights
Ingonish

Ingonish ©
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.
Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Cabot Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Smokey Provincial Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Brook Beach, and play a few rounds at Highlands Links Golf Course.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ingonish trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Ingonish takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ingonish can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Cape Breton Island
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Queensland Beach Provincial Park (in Queensland), Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park (in Sambro) and Peggy's Cove (Peggy's Cove Lighthouse & William deGarthe Art Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, stroll through Point Pleasant Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery, and take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Halifax online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Ingonish to Halifax takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. September in Halifax sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, McCormacks Beach Provincial Park, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, Queensland Beach Provincial Park
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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