47 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

47 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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47 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Boston
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Halifax
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Truro
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cheticamp, Cape Breton Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Wolfville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Annapolis Royal
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Yarmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
Lunenburg
— 5 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
Boston

7
days
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Halifax side-trips: Lawrencetown Beach (in East Lawrencetown), Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park (in Sambro) and Peggy's Cove (Swissair Flight 111 Memorial & Peggy's Cove Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, get lost in a book at Halifax Central Library, and sample the tasty concoctions at Alexander Keith's Brewery.

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Boston, USA to Halifax is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boston to Halifax. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Boston in May, with highs in Halifax at 57°F and lows at 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Truro.

Things to do in Halifax

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Sullivan's Pond, Lawrencetown Beach, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, McCormacks Beach Provincial Park
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

3
days
Truro

Truro ©
Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Truro: Northumberland Links Golf Club (in Pugwash), Gallery 215 (in Lower Selma) and Jost Vineyards (in Malagash). There's still lots to do: stroll through Victoria Park, look for gifts at Masstown Market, don't miss a visit to Intercolonial Railway Station, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rushtons Beach Provincial Park.

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Drive from Halifax to Truro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Truro when traveling from Halifax in May, with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Truro

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Masstown Market, Northumberland Links Golf Club, Inklings in Wood, Jost Vineyards, Gallery 215
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Northumberland Links Golf Club ©
Northumberland Links Golf Club
Jost Vineyards ©
Jost Vineyards
Victoria Park ©
Victoria Park

5
days
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.
Step out of Ingonish with an excursion to Cabots Landing Provincial Park in Cape North--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Middle Head Trail, don't miss a visit to Bog Trail, kick back and relax at Ingonish Beach, and stop by Groovy Goat Farm & Soap Company.

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Drive from Truro to Ingonish in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. May in Ingonish sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cheticamp.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlour, Franey Mountain, Black Brook Beach, Cabots Landing Provincial Park
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Cape Smokey Provincial Park ©
Cape Smokey Provincial Park

5
days
Cheticamp, Cape Breton Island

Cheticamp ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Cheticamp: Pleasant Bay (Lone Shieling & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Egypt Falls (in Margaree Harbour) and Margaree Salmon Museum (in Margaree Valley).

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You can drive from Ingonish to Cheticamp in 2 hours. In May in Cheticamp, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Cheticamp

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Pleasant Bay, Cabot Trail, Margaree Salmon Museum, Egypt Falls, Centre de la Mi-careme
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Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Saint Peter's Church ©
Saint Peter's Church
Le Portage Golf Club ©
Le Portage Golf Club

2
days
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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kennington Cove Beach. On the next day, examine the collection at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, then stroll through Skyline Trail, and then look for gifts at Ed's Books and More.

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Traveling by car from Cheticamp to Louisbourg takes 2.5 hours. In May in Louisbourg, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Ed's Books and More, Skyline Trail, Cape Breton Miners' Museum
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Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Ed's Books and More ©
Ed's Books and More

6
days
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.
Explore Baddeck's surroundings by going to Highland Village (in Iona), Dalem Lake Provincial Park (in Boularderie) and Ben Eoin (Ben Eoin Provincial Park & The Lakes Golf Club). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, enjoy the sea views from Kidston Island Lighthouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Bras d'Or Lake, and play a few rounds at Baddeck Forks Golf Course.

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You can drive from Louisbourg to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Baddeck are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Wolfville.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Golf

Side Trips

Ben Eoin, Cape Breton Island, Highland Village, Dalem Lake Provincial Park
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The Lakes Golf Club ©
The Lakes Golf Club
Bras d'Or Lake ©
Bras d'Or Lake

2
days
Wolfville

Wolfville ©
Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Luckett Vineyards, then get engrossed in the history at Avon River Heritage Society Museum, and then hike along Cape Split Hiking Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at St. John's Anglican Church and Cemetery, learn about winemaking at Benjamin Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site, and finally learn about winemaking at Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards.

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Traveling by car from Baddeck to Wolfville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Wolfville can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Wolfville

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Grand Pre National Historic Site, Cape Split Hiking Trail, St. John's Anglican Church and Cemetery, Avon River Heritage Society Museum
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Luckett Vineyards ©
Luckett Vineyards
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Cape Split Hiking Trail ©
Cape Split Hiking Trail

5
days
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. Explore Annapolis Royal's surroundings by going to Digby (Lake Midway Provincial Park, Prim Point Lighthouse, & more), Cottage Cove Provincial Park (in Port George) and Belliveau Cove Municipal Park (in Belliveaus Cove). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Memory Lane Railway Museum, enjoy the sea views from Victoria Beach Lighthouse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Bernard.

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Traveling by car from Wolfville to Annapolis Royal takes 1.5 hours. In June in Annapolis Royal, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Digby, Weymouth, Middleton, Eglise Saint Bernard, Cottage Cove Provincial Park
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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 ©

6
days
Yarmouth

Yarmouth ©
Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yarmouth: Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse (in Lower West Pubnico), Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos (in Pubnico) and Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises (in Tiverton). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch, stroll through Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, and stop by Track Nine Vinyl.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yarmouth day trip tool .

You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Yarmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Yarmouth

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Museums

Side Trips

Shelburne, Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises, Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, Argyle Township Court House & Gaol, Sand Hills Beach Provincial Park
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Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises ©
Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises
Cape Forchu Lightstation ©
Cape Forchu Lightstation

5
days
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lunenburg side-trips: Petite Riviere (Maritime Painted Saltbox Gallery & Rissers Beach Provincial Park), Hubbards (Cleveland Beach Provincial Park & Hooked Rug Museum of North America) and Graves Island Provincial Park (in Chester). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, stop by The Teazer, head off the coast to Tancook Island, and explore and take pictures at Bluenose II.

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You can drive from Yarmouth to Lunenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lunenburg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mahone Bay, Petite Riviere, Hubbards, Graves Island Provincial Park, Tancook Island
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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

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