5 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

5 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

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5 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

Ottawa
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Ingonish
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Baddeck
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Louisbourg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Ottawa

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days
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.
Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Black Brook Beach and then cruise along Cabot Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Ingonish trip itinerary builder .

Ottawa to Ingonish is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ottawa to Ingonish due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ottawa, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ingonish, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Baddeck.

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Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Black Brook Beach ©
Black Brook Beach

1
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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 17th (Tue), look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns, visit a coastal fixture at Kidston Island Lighthouse, and then get engrossed in the history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Baddeck trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Ingonish to Baddeck takes 2 hours. Expect cooler evenings in Baddeck when traveling from Ingonish in April, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Louisbourg.

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Baadeck Yarns ©
Baadeck Yarns
Kidston Island Lighthouse ©
Kidston Island Lighthouse

1
day
Louisbourg

Louisbourg ©
Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe town's name was given by French military forces who founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, in honour of Louis XIV. On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail.

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Drive from Baddeck to Louisbourg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Baddeck in April, Louisbourg is warmer at night with lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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