25 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

25 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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25 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Minsk
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Lunenburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Barrington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mavillette
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Iona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Halifax
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Minsk

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Pre National Historic Site and St. John's Anglican Church. Visiting Cape Split Trailhead and Beach Meadows Beach Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Rissers Beach Provincial Park (in Petite Riviere), Wayfarers' Ale Society (in Port Williams) and Hank Snow Home Town Museum (in Liverpool). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Hirtle's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Lunenburg Art Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Wine Kings.

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Minsk, Belarus to Lunenburg is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minsk to Lunenburg is minus 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barrington.

Things to do in Lunenburg

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Grand Pre National Historic Site, Beach Meadows Beach Park, Wine Kings, Wayfarers' Ale Society, Rissers Beach Provincial Park
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Cape Split Trailhead ©
Cape Split Trailhead
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church

3
nights
Barrington

Barrington ©
Barrington, officially named the Municipality of the District of Barrington, is a district municipality in western Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Crescent Beach and Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos & Research Center. Get a sense of the local culture at Black Loyalist Heritage Centre and Cape Sable Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barrington: Shelburne (Ross-Thomson House Museum & Dory Shop Museum). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Baccaro Point Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, examine the collection at Old Meeting House Museum, and stroll through Sand Hills Beach Provincial Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barrington travel route website .

You can drive from Lunenburg to Barrington in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Mavillette.

Things to do in Barrington

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shelburne, Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, Crescent Beach, Sand Hills Beach Provincial Park, Cape Sable Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:
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3
nights
Mavillette

Mavillette ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Argyle Township Court House & Gaol and Cape Forchu Lightstation. Get in touch with nature at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park and Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Sainte-Marie Catholic Church (in Church Point), Yarmouth (Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery, Pelton-Fuller House, & more) and Gilbert's Cove Lighthouse (in Gilberts Cove).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mavillette online holiday planner .

You can drive from Barrington to Mavillette in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Mavillette are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Iona.

Things to do in Mavillette

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yarmouth, Port Maitland, Gilbert's Cove Lighthouse, Sainte-Marie Catholic Church, Argyle Township Court House & Gaol
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Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Cape Forchu Lightstation ©
Cape Forchu Lightstation
Argyle Township Court House & Gaol ©
Argyle Township Court House & Gaol

2
nights
Iona

Iona ©
You'll explore and learn at Margaree Salmon Museum and Doug Fraser Art Gallery and Sculptural Garden. Get some cultural insight at Highland Village and Orangedale Railway Station Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Iona: Ski Tuonela (in Baddeck) and Mabou (Mabou River Trails & West Mabou Beach).

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Iona holiday site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mavillette to Iona. In February, Iona is slightly colder than Mavillette - with highs of -2°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Iona

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Baddeck, Mabou, Margaree Salmon Museum, Doug Fraser Art Gallery and Sculptural Garden, Orangedale Railway Station Museum
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Ski Tuonela ©
Ski Tuonela
Highland Village ©
Highland Village
Orangedale Railway Station Museum ©
Orangedale Railway Station Museum

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Get some historical perspective at Low Point Lighthouse and Jost House Museum. Appreciate the collections at Cape Breton Miners' Museum and Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Ski Ben Eoin (in East Bay), Glace Bay Heritage Museum (in Glace Bay) and Louisbourg (Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site & Louisbourg Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: hike along White Point Hiking Trail, stroll through Coxheath Hills and Trails, get engrossed in the history at Membertou Heritage Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Anglican Church & Graveyard.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Iona to Sydney takes an hour. Traveling from Iona in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Sydney

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Louisbourg, Glace Bay, White Point Hiking Trail, Low Point Lighthouse, Ski Ben Eoin
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:
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Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse

5
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.
Let the collections at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Peggy Of The Cove capture your imagination. Visiting Lawrencetown Beach and Sullivan's Pond will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Clam Harbour Beach (in Clam Harbour), Shubenacadie Wildlife Park (in Shubenacadie) and Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park (in Sambro). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and get all the information you need at SS Atlantic Heritage Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Halifax trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Halifax takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Halifax dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, Lawrencetown Beach, Clam Harbour Beach, SS Atlantic Heritage Park, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

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