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

Start: Windsor
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Ingonish
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Baddeck
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Louisbourg
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Windsor

3
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.
On the 14th (Sat), kick back and relax at Black Brook Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabot Trail. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ingonish journey planner.

Windsor to Ingonish is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. In April, Ingonish is a bit cooler than Windsor - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Black Brook Beach ©
Black Brook Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stop by Baadeck Yarns, then make a trip to The Water's Edge Gallery of Fine Art & Crafts, then enjoy the sea views from Kidston Island Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Baddeck trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Ingonish to Baddeck in 2 hours. Expect much colder 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.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Baadeck Yarns ©
Baadeck Yarns
Kidston Island Lighthouse ©
Kidston Island Lighthouse

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hours
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the galleries of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisbourg trip maker .

You can drive from Baddeck to Louisbourg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Baddeck in April, expect much warmer with lows of -1°C in Louisbourg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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