5 days in Baddeck & Ingonish Itinerary

5 days in Baddeck & Ingonish Itinerary

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5 days in Baddeck & Ingonish Itinerary

Start: Baddeck
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: 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.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Greenwood United Church, admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls, and then take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenora Inn and Distillery, then stop by The Tying Scotsman, then duck into Colouratura Art Gallery, and finally browse the exhibits of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Baddeck route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Baddeck. In June in Baddeck, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Glenora Inn and Distillery, Cabot Trail, The Tying Scotsman, Colouratura Art Gallery
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Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls


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.
Middle Head Trail has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Chutes Mary Ann Falls, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire all the interesting features of Bog Trail. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Groovy Goat Farm & Soap Company, then play a few rounds at Highlands Links Golf Course, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Middle Head Trail.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Ingonish trip maker .

You can drive from Baddeck to Ingonish in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ingonish

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ingonish Beach ©
Ingonish Beach
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