5 days in Newfoundland Itinerary

5 days in Newfoundland Itinerary

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5 days in Newfoundland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
St. John's
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ferryland
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Bonavista
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Ottawa

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St. John's

St. John's ©
One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Railway Coastal Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Amherst Lighthouse, then look for gifts at Heritage Shop of Newfoundland and Labrador, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at North Head Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our St. John's route planner.

Ottawa to St. John's is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ottawa to St. John's due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in April, things will get slightly colder in St. John's: highs are around 7°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ferryland.

Things to do in St. John's

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cupids Legacy Centre, Grenfell House Museum, Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site, Salmonier Nature Park
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Salmonier Nature Park ©
Salmonier Nature Park
Grenfell House Museum ©
Grenfell House Museum
Cupids Legacy Centre ©
Cupids Legacy Centre

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hours
Ferryland

Ferryland ©
Ferryland is a town in Newfoundland and Labrador on the Avalon Peninsula. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Colony of Avalon and then contemplate the long history of Ferryland.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ferryland holiday planner.

Getting from St. John's to Ferryland by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ferryland are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bonavista.

Things to do in Ferryland

Historic Sites Museums
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Colony of Avalon ©
Colony of Avalon
Ferryland ©
Ferryland

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night
Bonavista

Bonavista ©
Bonavista is a town on the Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. On the 13th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Mockbeggar Plantation, then get great views at The Elliston Puffin Site, then see the interesting displays at Home From the Sea John C. Crosbie Sealers Interpretation Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of Ryan Premises National Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bonavista trip maker .

You can drive from Ferryland to Bonavista in 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bonavista

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Elliston
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