33 days in Bay of Fundy Region & Nova Scotia Itinerary

33 days in Bay of Fundy Region & Nova Scotia Itinerary

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33 days in Bay of Fundy Region & Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Hopewell Cape
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  6​h
2
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Halifax
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lunenburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Annapolis Royal
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Saint John
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Saint Andrews
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Hopewell Cape

Hopewell Cape ©
Hopewell Cape tourism centers on the iconic rock formations that sit just off the coast.
On the 30th (Sun), look for gifts at Wendy Johnston Pottery and Art Effects Fine Craft Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mary's Point Bird Sanctuary/Shepody National Wildlife area, and then explore the striking landscape at Hopewell Rocks.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hopewell Cape trip site .

Toronto to Hopewell Cape is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Hopewell Cape, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in June; daily highs in Hopewell Cape reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Ingonish.

Things to do in Hopewell Cape

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Fundy National Park, Mary's Point Bird Sanctuary/Shepody National Wildlife area
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:
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Fundy National Park ©
Fundy National Park
Hopewell Rocks ©
Hopewell Rocks

4
nights
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ingonish side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Pleasant Bay), Baddeck (Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site & Uisge Ban Falls) and Colouratura Art Gallery (in Indian Brook). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail, trek along Middle Head Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, and make a trip to Bog Trail.

Plan my day in Ingonish using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hopewell Cape to Ingonish in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. July in Ingonish sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Colouratura Art Gallery, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Gypsum Mine Trail
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail

2
nights
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

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 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, then examine the collection at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, and then look for gifts at Ed's Books and More. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Louisbourg Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Two Rivers Wildlife Park, then don't miss a visit to The Big Fiddle, and finally appreciate the history behind Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Louisbourg trip planner .

Drive from Ingonish to Louisbourg in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sydney, Two Rivers Wildlife Park, Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
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Two Rivers Wildlife Park ©
Two Rivers Wildlife Park
Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halifax: Burntcoat Head Park (in Noel), Peggy's Cove (Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, & more) and Admiral Lake Trail (in Musquodoboit Harbour). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and ponder the world of politics at Province House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Halifax online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Louisbourg to Halifax takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Halifax are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Halifax

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Admiral Lake Trail, Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures, Burntcoat Head Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 14:
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lunenburg: Port Williams (Planters Ridge & Wayfarers' Ale Society), Blomidon Provincial Park (in Canning) and Graves Island Provincial Park (in Chester). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lunenburg Historic District, hike along Gaff Point Trail, and look for gifts at Amos Pewter.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lunenburg trip planner.

Getting from Halifax to Lunenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Lunenburg sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mahone Bay, Port Williams, Riverport, Cape Split Trailhead, Grand Pre National Historic Site
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:
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The Ovens Natural Park ©
The Ovens Natural Park
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Cape Split Trailhead ©
Cape Split Trailhead

4
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Annapolis Royal: Mavillette Beach Provincial Park (in Mavillette), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch (in Yarmouth) and Denise Comeau Artiste (in Comeauville). Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Upper Clements Parks. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, stroll around Belliveau Cove Municipal Park, explore and take pictures at Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises, and see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Annapolis Royal driving holiday planner.

Drive from Lunenburg to Annapolis Royal in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lunenburg in July: highs in Annapolis Royal hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint John.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Annapolis Highland Vineyards, Belliveau Cove Municipal Park, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch, Prim Point Lighthouse, Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Upper Clements Parks ©
Upper Clements Parks
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park ©
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

5
nights
Saint John

Saint John ©
An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Martins (Fundy Trail Parkway, Quaco Museum & Library, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Irving Nature Park, stroll through Cherry Brook Zoo Inc., browse the eclectic array of goods at Saint John City Market, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saint John tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Annapolis Royal to Saint John takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Annapolis Royal in July, Saint John is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint Andrews.

Things to do in Saint John

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

St. Martins
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:
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Fundy Trail Parkway ©
Fundy Trail Parkway
Irving Nature Park ©
Irving Nature Park
Reversing Falls Rapids ©
Reversing Falls Rapids

4
nights
Saint Andrews

Saint Andrews ©
Offering everything from fine dining and seaside camping, to whale watching and golfing, Saint Andrews remains a premier vacation destination in New Brunswick's far southwest corner.
Explore Saint Andrews' surroundings by going to Campobello Island (Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Herring Cove Provincial Park, & more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kingsbrae Garden, take an in-depth tour of Ross Memorial Museum, look for gifts at Serendipin Art, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Andrews online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Saint John to Saint Andrews in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Saint Andrews can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Andrews

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Campobello Island
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
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Roosevelt Campobello International Park ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kingsbrae Garden ©
Kingsbrae Garden

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