28 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

28 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Drive to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Drive to Porters Lake
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Porters Lake
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Sable Island
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Sydney
— 8 nights
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Glace Bay
— 1 night
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North Sydney
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Port Hawkesbury
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Baddeck
— 5 nights
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Cheticamp
— 4 nights
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Louisbourg
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Ingonish
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Drive to Sydney / J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport, Fly to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Drive to Georgetown

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Porters Lake

— 1 day
Your day by day itinerary now includes Crowbar Lake Hiking Trails as well as Porters Lake Provincial Park. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stroll around Porters Lake Provincial Park and then trek along Crowbar Lake Hiking Trails.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Porters Lake trip planner.

Georgetown, USA to Porters Lake is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Georgetown to Porters Lake. Traveling from Georgetown in May, expect nights in Porters Lake to be slightly colder, around 44°F, while days are cooler, around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Sable Island.

Things to do in Porters Lake

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
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Sable Island

— 1 night
You've now added Sable Island National Park Reserve to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Sable Island National Park Reserve.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sable Island planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Porters Lake to Sable Island. While traveling from Porters Lake, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sable Island, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Sable Island

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:
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Sydney

— 8 nights
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Your list of things to see and do now includes The statue of a lion, Madi G's Custom Tours, A Land of our own, and other attractions.

Find out how to plan Sydney trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sable Island to Sydney. In May, daytime highs in Sydney are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Glace Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 24 — Jun 1:

Glace Bay

— 1 night
Glace Bay is a community in the eastern part of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. You've added Savoy Theatre, Nova Scotia Route 255, Glace Bay Heritage Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, then get in on the family fun at Marconi National Historic Site of Canada, then take an in-depth tour of Glace Bay Heritage Museum, and finally take a memorable drive along Nova Scotia Route 255.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glace Bay driving holiday site.

Glace Bay is just a short distance from Sydney. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for North Sydney.

Things to do in Glace Bay

Museums · Scenic Drive · Nightlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

North Sydney

North Sydney is a former town and current community in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.Located on the north side of Sydney Harbour, along the eastern coast of Cape Breton Island, North Sydney is an important port in Atlantic Canada, serving as the western terminus of the Marine Atlantic ferry service. Your day by day itinerary now includes Indian Beach as well as North Sydney Historical Society. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at North Sydney Historical Society and then kick back and relax at Indian Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our North Sydney journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Glace Bay to North Sydney takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Hawkesbury.

Things to do in North Sydney

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:

Port Hawkesbury

— 1 night
Port Hawkesbury is a town located on the southwestern end of Cape Breton Island, on the north shore of the Strait of Canso, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.The town was originally named Ship Harbour and is largely a service centre for western Cape Breton Island with many of its residents working in large industries in an industrial park located in the adjacent community of Point Tupper, Richmond County. Port Hawkesbury Community Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Port Hawkesbury Community Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Hawkesbury tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from North Sydney to Port Hawkesbury takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Port Hawkesbury

Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:
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Baddeck

— 5 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've added Rocking Horse Ranch, St. Anns Provincial Park, Bannockburn Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Baddeck online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Hawkesbury to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Baddeck, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cheticamp.

Things to do in Baddeck

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:

Cheticamp

— 4 nights
Cheticamp boasts rich and thriving culture shaped by the descendants of French colonists and indigenous peoples.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Caveau Point Rear Range Lighthouse, Little Pond Stables, Le Portage Golf Club, and other attractions.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheticamp trip maker.

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Cheticamp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Cheticamp

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:

Louisbourg

— 3 nights
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. Your list of things to see and do now includes Louisbourg Visitor Information Centre, Stella Maris Rectory, Louisbourg Old Town Trail, and other attractions. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail, and then catch a live performance at Louisbourg Playhouse.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Louisbourg trip planner.

You can drive from Cheticamp to Louisbourg in 2.5 hours. In June in Louisbourg, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Ingonish

— 2 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chutes Mary Ann Falls, Highlands Links Golf Course, Cape Smokey Provincial Park, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ingonish Beach and then stroll through Middle Head Trail. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ingonish trip planner.

Getting from Louisbourg to Ingonish by car takes about 2.5 hours. June in Ingonish sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

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.