48 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

48 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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48 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Halifax
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lunenburg
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Yarmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Annapolis Royal
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Wolfville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Truro
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Ingonish
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Baddeck
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Louisbourg
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h
End: Vancouver

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.
Get outdoors at Lawrencetown Beach and Clam Harbour Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Explore Halifax's surroundings by going to Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park (in Sambro), Queensland Beach Provincial Park (in Queensland) and Peggy's Cove (Peggy's Cove Lighthouse & Swissair Flight 111 Memorial). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Halifax holiday app .

Vancouver to Halifax is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Halifax, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Halifax

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Dartmouth, Peggy's Cove, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, Queensland Beach Provincial Park, Conrad's Beach
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 8:
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

7
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.
Let the collections at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and Hooked Rug Museum of North America capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. John's Anglican Church and Liverpool. Venture out of the city with trips to Bayswater Beach Provincial Park (in Bayswater), Graves Island Provincial Park (in Chester) and Rissers Beach Provincial Park (in Petite Riviere). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hirtle's Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ironworks Distillery, explore and take pictures at Bluenose II, and look for gifts at Haskapa.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lunenburg trip maker website .

You can drive from Halifax to Lunenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Lunenburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Lunenburg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mahone Bay, Hubbards, Rissers Beach Provincial Park, Liverpool, The Ovens Natural Park
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 15:
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Rissers Beach Provincial Park ©
Rissers Beach Provincial Park
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

5
nights
Yarmouth

Yarmouth ©
Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Popular historic sites such as Cape Forchu Lightstation and Eglise Sacre-Coeur are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Yarmouth side-trips: Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos & Research Center (in Pubnico), Crescent Beach (in Lockeport) and Darren Hudson's Lumberjack AXEperience (in Barrington). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, contemplate the long history of Argyle Township Court House & Gaol, and play a few rounds at Clare Golf & Country Club.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yarmouth driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lunenburg to Yarmouth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Yarmouth

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Maitland, Argyle Township Court House & Gaol, Eglise Sacre-Coeur, Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos & Research Center, Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
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Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Cape Forchu Lightstation ©
Cape Forchu Lightstation

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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Anne National Historic Site and Prim Point Lighthouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Port-Royal National Historic Site and Eglise Saint Bernard. Venture out of the city with trips to Middleton (Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum & Port George Lighthouse), Gilbert's Cove Lighthouse (in Gilberts Cove) and Margaretsville Lighthouse (in Margaretsville). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, look for gifts at Lucky Rabbit Pottery, and see the interesting displays at HMCS CFB Cornwallis Military Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Annapolis Royal online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Yarmouth to Annapolis Royal takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Annapolis Royal are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wolfville.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Golf

Side Trips

Middleton, Margaretsville Lighthouse, Eglise Saint Bernard, HMCS CFB Cornwallis Military Museum, Historic Cyprus Walk
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site

3
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. Get outdoors at Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre and Harvest Moon Trailway. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Luckett Vineyards and Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards. Get out of town with these interesting Wolfville side-trips: Ski Martock (in Windsor) and Cape Split Hiking Trail (in Kentville). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Pre National Historic Site and do a tasting at Domaine de Grand Pre.

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Traveling by car from Annapolis Royal to Wolfville takes 1.5 hours. In September in Wolfville, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Truro.

Things to do in Wolfville

#Wineries, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Pre, Sainte-Famille Wines Limited, Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre, Cape Split Trailhead, Ski Martock
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Luckett Vineyards ©
Luckett Vineyards
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre ©
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site

6
nights
Truro

Truro ©
Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. Get in touch with nature at Northumberland Links Golf Club and Heather Beach Provincial Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jost Vineyards and Bass River Heritage Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Northport Beach Provincial Park (in Northport), Tatamagouche (Intercolonial Railway Station & Tatamagouche Provincial Park) and Rushtons Beach Provincial Park (in Marshville). There's much more to do: stroll through Victoria Park, stop by Truro Farmers' Market, get lost in a book at Colchester - East Hants Public Library, and see the interesting displays at East Hants Historical Society.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Truro trip planner .

Traveling by car from Wolfville to Truro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Wolfville in September; daily highs in Truro reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Truro

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tatamagouche, Rushtons Beach Provincial Park, Balmoral Grist Mill Museum, Heather Beach Provincial Park, Bass River Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 3:
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Victoria Park ©
Victoria Park
Jost Vineyards ©
Jost Vineyards
Northumberland Links Golf Club ©
Northumberland Links Golf Club

5
nights
Ingonish

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 some cultural insight at Meat Cove and Saint Peter's Church. Get in touch with nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Black Brook Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Portage Golf Club (in Cheticamp) and Lone Shieling (in Pleasant Bay). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail, tee off at Highlands Links Golf Course, trek along Middle Head Trail, and make a trip to Bog Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ingonish day trip app .

Getting from Truro to Ingonish by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Truro, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ingonish, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Cheticamp, Lone Shieling
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail

6
nights
Baddeck

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and Highland Village. Step out of the city life by going to The Lakes Golf Club and Uisge Ban Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baddeck: Doug Fraser Art Gallery and Sculptural Garden (in Inverness), Glenora Inn and Distillery (in Mabou) and Margaree Salmon Museum (in Margaree Valley). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bras d'Or Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ben Eoin Provincial Park, play a few rounds at Bell Bay Golf Club, and don't miss a visit to Bras d'Or Lakes and Watershed Interpretive Centre.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Baddeck day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ingonish to Baddeck takes 1.5 hours. October in Baddeck sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Golf

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Ben Eoin, Doug Fraser Art Gallery and Sculptural Garden, Glenora Inn and Distillery, Highland Village
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 14:
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Baddeck Forks Golf Course ©
Baddeck Forks Golf Course
Highland Village ©
Highland Village

4
nights
Louisbourg

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. Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and Sydney Waterfront District. Step out of the city life by going to Skyline Trail and Kennington Cove Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Louisbourg side-trips: Sydney (Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, United Heritage Church, & more) and Cape Breton Miners' Museum (in Glace Bay). There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from Louisbourg Lighthouse and stop by Ed's Books and More.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisbourg itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Louisbourg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Louisbourg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Sydney, Skyline Trail, Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:
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Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse

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