22 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

22 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Fly
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Halifax
— 5 nights
Fly
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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Wolfville
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Yarmouth
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Lunenburg
— 3 nights
Drive to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Fly to Murtala Muhammed International Airport

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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 Peggy's Cove (Peggy's Cove Lighthouse & Amos Pewter). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, learn more about the world around you at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, and browse the exhibits of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Halifax trip itinerary site.

Lagos, Nigeria to Halifax is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Halifax is minus 5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Lagos in February; daily highs in Halifax reach 1°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Halifax

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:

2
nights
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

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. On the 8th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, then take a leisurely stroll along Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch, and then visit a coastal fixture at Louisbourg Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: stop by Ed's Books and More, sample the tasty concoctions at Breton Brewing Co, then stroll around Petersfield Provincial Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at A Land of our own.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Louisbourg driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Louisbourg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Halifax in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Louisbourg, with lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

2
nights
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls, then hit the slopes at Ski Tuonela, and then hit the slopes at Ski Ben Eoin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: duck into Colouratura Art Gallery, admire all the interesting features of Cabot Trail, then look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Baddeck travel route planner.

Drive from Louisbourg to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Louisbourg in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Baddeck, with lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wolfville.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

3
nights
Wolfville

Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Explore Wolfville's surroundings by going to Ski Martock (in Windsor) and Cape Split Trailhead (in Scots Bay). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Domaine de Grand Pre, sample the tasty concoctions at Wayfarers' Ale Society, take in panoramic vistas at Look-off Family Campground & Takeout, and steep yourself in history at Grand Pre National Historic Site.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wolfville trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Wolfville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Baddeck in February, Wolfville is a bit warmer at night with lows of -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Wolfville

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:

2
nights
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. On the 15th (Mon), get a taste of life in the country at The Lords Ranch Ministry, then admire the verdant scenery at Annapolis Valley, and then examine the collection at Port-Royal National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Annapolis Brewing Company, then contemplate the long history of Fort Anne National Historic Site, then take in nature's colorful creations at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, and finally learn about winemaking at Bear River Vineyards.

Discover how to plan a Annapolis Royal trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Wolfville to Annapolis Royal takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Annapolis Royal can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

3
nights
Yarmouth

Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Change things up with these side-trips from Yarmouth: Baccaro Point Lighthouse (in Barrington) and Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse (in Lower West Pubnico). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Style Merchant, sample the tasty concoctions at Heritage Brewing Co., make a trip to Murray Manor Art & Culture House, and kick back and relax at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yarmouth visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Annapolis Royal to Yarmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Yarmouth

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Liverpool (Hell Bay Brewing Company & Old Burial Ground). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, step aboard Bluenose II, sample the tasty concoctions at Saltbox Brewery, and do a tasting at Wine Kings.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lunenburg trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yarmouth to Lunenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Lunenburg can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:

Nova Scotia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Military 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.