35 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

35 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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35 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
1
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Tatamagouche
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Wolfville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Mavillette
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Mahone Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Halifax
— 8 nights
End: Halifax

1
night
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. On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stella Maris Rectory. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Ed's Books and More, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariner’s Park, don't miss a visit to The Big Fiddle, then go deep underground at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Louisbourg Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisbourg vacation site .

Halifax to Louisbourg is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Louisbourg are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and Kidston Island Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Cabot Links Golf Course and Ski Ben Eoin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baddeck: MacDonald House Museum (in East Lake Ainslie), Margaree Salmon Museum (in Margaree Valley) and Highland Village (in Iona). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns, take in the dramatic scenery at Uisge Ban Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at North River Provincial Park, and take in the waterfront at Baddeck’s Boardwalk.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Baddeck trip planner .

You can drive from Louisbourg to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Louisbourg in November: high temperatures in Baddeck hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Big Spruce Brewing, North River Provincial Park, Highland Village, MacDonald House Museum, Ski Ben Eoin
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Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
Margaree Salmon Museum ©
Margaree Salmon Museum

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Peter's Church and Centre de la Mi-careme. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Middle Head Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ingonish: Colouratura Art Gallery (in Indian Brook) and Cheticamp Island Beach (in Cheticamp). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ingonish Beach, stroll through Black Brook Beach, look for gifts at Salty Rose's and the Periwinkle Cafe, and make a trip to Christopher Gorey Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ingonish trip planner .

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Ingonish takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Baddeck, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ingonish, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tatamagouche.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cheticamp, Black Brook Beach, Colouratura Art Gallery, Franey Mountain, Centre de la Mi-careme
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Ingonish Beach ©
Ingonish Beach

4
nights
Tatamagouche

Tatamagouche ©
Tatamagouche is a village in Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada.Tatamagouche is situated on the Northumberland Strait 50 kilometres north of Truro and 50 kilometres west of Pictou. Head to Mrs. Pugsley’s Emporium and Antigonish Farmer's Marketfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Northumberland Links Golf Club and Northport Beach Provincial Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Tatamagouche: Cumberland County Museum (in Amherst), Thinkers' Lodge National Historic Site (in Pugwash) and Beaver Mountain Provincial Park (in Antigonish). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Jost Vineyards, enjoy the sand and surf at Rushtons Beach Provincial Park, relax in the rural setting at Vista Bella Farm & Malagash Cidery, and see the interesting displays at Malagash Salt Miners' Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tatamagouche day trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ingonish to Tatamagouche. In November, daily temperatures in Tatamagouche can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Wolfville.

Things to do in Tatamagouche

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malagash, Amherst, Antigonish, Pugwash, Northport Beach Provincial Park
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Tatamagouche Provincial Park ©
Tatamagouche Provincial Park
Jost Vineyards ©
Jost Vineyards
Balmoral Grist Mill Museum ©
Balmoral Grist Mill Museum

4
nights
Wolfville

Wolfville ©
Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Museum-lovers will get to explore Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre and Port-Royal National Historic Site. Visiting Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens and Ravine Trail will get you outdoors. Explore Wolfville's surroundings by going to Fort Anne National Historic Site (in Annapolis Royal) and Cape Split Trailhead (in Kentville). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Luckett Vineyards, contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site, browse the fresh offerings at Henny Penny's Farm Market, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Old Covenanter Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Wolfville travel route app .

You can drive from Tatamagouche to Wolfville in 2.5 hours. November in Wolfville sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mavillette.

Things to do in Wolfville

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kentville, Annapolis Royal, Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre, Grand Pre National Historic Site
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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre ©
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site

2
nights
Mavillette

Mavillette ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll through Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, and then stop by Richmond Highland Farm. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Yarmouth Links, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heritage Brewing Co., then take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch, and finally don't miss a visit to Pelton-Fuller House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mavillette trip planner .

You can drive from Wolfville to Mavillette in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Wolfville in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mavillette, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mahone Bay.

Things to do in Mavillette

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yarmouth, Port Maitland
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Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Richmond Highland Farm ©
Richmond Highland Farm

4
nights
Mahone Bay

Mahone Bay ©
Mahone Bay is a bay located on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, Canada along the eastern end of Lunenburg County. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. John's Anglican Church and Bluenose II. Get in touch with nature at Rissers Beach Provincial Park and Hirtle's Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Mahone Bay side-trips: Cleveland Beach Provincial Park (in Hubbards) and Bayswater Beach Provincial Park (in Bayswater). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Have A Yarn, relax in the rural setting at Terra Beata Cranberries, examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and don't miss a visit to Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mahone Bay trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Mavillette to Mahone Bay takes 3 hours. In November in Mahone Bay, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Mahone Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lunenburg, Bayswater Beach Provincial Park, Cleveland Beach Provincial Park, Hirtle's Beach, Rissers Beach Provincial Park
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Rissers Beach Provincial Park ©
Rissers Beach Provincial Park
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and Province House. Explore Halifax's surroundings by going to Lawrencetown Beach (in East Lawrencetown), SS Atlantic Heritage Park (in Terence Bay) and Clam Harbour Beach (in Clam Harbour). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, browse the fresh offerings at Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park.

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Traveling by car from Mahone Bay to Halifax takes an hour. Traveling from Mahone Bay in December, Halifax is slightly colder at night with lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

SS Atlantic Heritage Park, Conrad's Beach, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park, Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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