45 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

45 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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45 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  32​h
1
Lunenburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Yarmouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Annapolis Royal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Canning
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Truro
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Cheticamp, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Halifax
— 10 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lunenburg: Old Burial Ground (in Liverpool), Beach Meadows Beach Park (in Brooklyn) and Graves Island Provincial Park (in Chester). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lunenburg Historic District, identify plant and animal life at The Ovens Natural Park, and admire all the interesting features of Bluenose II.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lunenburg tour builder site .

Sydney, Australia to Lunenburg is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lunenburg is minus 14 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lunenburg, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Riverport, Mahone Bay, Wine Kings, Old Burial Ground, Graves Island Provincial Park
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
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Graves Island Provincial Park ©
Graves Island Provincial Park
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

4
nights
Yarmouth

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: Shelburne (Roseway Beach & Shelburne Museum Complex), June Deveau Galerie Studio (in Saint-Alphonse) and Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse (in Lower West Pubnico). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch, enjoy the sea views from Cape Forchu Lightstation, and don't miss a visit to Pelton-Fuller House.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Yarmouth travel tool .

Drive from Lunenburg to Yarmouth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Yarmouth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Shelburne, Comeauville, Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises, Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, June Deveau Galerie Studio
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
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3
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Annapolis Royal: Prim Point Lighthouse (in Digby) and The Lords Ranch Ministry (in Kingston). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, admire the verdant scenery at Annapolis Valley, see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site, and make a trip to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Annapolis Royal travel site .

Getting from Yarmouth to Annapolis Royal by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Annapolis Royal are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canning.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bear River, The Lords Ranch Ministry, Prim Point Lighthouse, Annapolis Valley
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site
Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site

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Canning

Canning ©
Canning is a village in northeastern Kings County, Nova Scotia located at the crossroads of Route 221 and Route 358.HistoryThe area was originally settled by Acadians who were expelled in 1755 during the Acadian Expulsion. Change things up with these side-trips from Canning: Three Sisters (in Advocate Harbour), Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre (in Joggins) and Parrsboro (Parrsboro Golf Course & Spirit Reins Ranch - Private Rides). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Pre National Historic Site, learn about winemaking at Domaine de Grand Pre, see the interesting displays at Blue Beach Fossil Museum, and stop by Ocean Zn Giftshop & Decor.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Canning trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Annapolis Royal to Canning takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Truro.

Things to do in Canning

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Parrsboro, Kentville, Grand Pre, Aylesford, Hantsport
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Blue Beach ©
Blue Beach
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre ©
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site

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nights
Truro

Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. Get out of town with these interesting Truro side-trips: Sherbrooke Village (in Sherbrooke), River Rafting & Tubing (in Maitland) and Malagash (Jost Vineyards & Blue Sea Beach). There's still lots to do: walk around Victoria Park, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 215, make a trip to Intercolonial Railway Station, and take in the pleasant sights at Truro Tidal Bore Viewing Visitor Centre.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Truro trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Canning to Truro in 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Canning in September: high temperatures in Truro hover around 20°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ingonish.

Things to do in Truro

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Malagash, River Rafting & Tubing, Gallery 215, The Links At Penn Hills, Intercolonial Railway Station
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Sherbrooke Village ©
Sherbrooke Village
Jost Vineyards ©
Jost Vineyards

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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.
Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Middle Head Trail, stroll around Cape Smokey Provincial Park, stop by Salty Rose's and the Periwinkle Café, and stroll through Green Cove Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ingonish sightseeing planning tool .

Drive from Truro to Ingonish in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cheticamp.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cape Breton Island
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Highlands Links Golf Course ©
Highlands Links Golf Course

3
nights
Cheticamp, Cape Breton Island

Cheticamp ©
Explore Cheticamp's surroundings by going to Pleasant Bay (MacIntosh Brook Trail, Lone Shieling, & more), Margaree Harbour Craft & Gift Shop (in Margaree Harbour) and Inverness Beach Boardwalk (in Inverness).

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Cheticamp tour builder .

Getting from Ingonish to Cheticamp by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Cheticamp

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Pleasant Bay, Margaree Harbour Craft & Gift Shop, Inverness Beach Boardwalk, Centre de la Mi-careme, Skyline Trail
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Saint Peter's Church ©
Saint Peter's Church
Les Trois Pignons ©
Les Trois Pignons

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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.
Step out of Baddeck to go to Iona and see Highland Village, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, trek along Cabot Trail, stop by Baadeck Yarns, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Baddeck travel site .

Getting from Cheticamp to Baddeck by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Baddeck

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Hall of the Clans, Highland Village
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Highland Village ©
Highland Village

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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 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Kennington Cove Beach, steep yourself in history at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, and then take a leisurely stroll along Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Louisbourg Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, then make a trip to The Big Fiddle, and finally browse the collection at Cape Breton Regional Library.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Louisbourg journey planner .

You can drive from Baddeck to Louisbourg in 1.5 hours. In September in Louisbourg, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sydney, Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
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Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Halifax: Peggy's Cove (Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, William E. deGarthe Memorial Provincial Park, & more), Martinique Beach Provincial Park (in East Petpeswick) and Lawrencetown (Atlantic View Trail & Conrad's Beach). Dedicate the 8th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, browse the collection at Halifax Central Library, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Halifax road trip website .

You can fly from Louisbourg to Halifax in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Dartmouth, Lawrencetown, Martinique Beach Provincial Park, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 12:
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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