51 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

51 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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51 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Truro
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cheticamp, Cape Breton Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Halifax
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Lunenburg
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Annapolis Royal
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Yarmouth
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: New York City

6
nights
Truro

Truro ©
Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. Venture out of the city with trips to Heritage Models Museum (in River Hebert), Parrsboro Golf Course (in Parrsboro) and Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre (in Joggins). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures, contemplate the waterfront views at Shubenacadie River, take a memorable tour with Tours, and see the interesting displays at Sherbrooke Village.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Truro trip itinerary planning app .

New York City, USA to Truro is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Truro are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are much colder (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Truro

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Advocate Harbour, Malagash, Hector Heritage Quay, Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures, A Walk Through Time Museum
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures ©
Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre ©
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
Sherbrooke Village ©
Sherbrooke Village

6
nights
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ingonish: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Bay St. Lawrence), Cape North (North Highlands Community Museum & Cabots Landing Provincial Park) and Dingwall (St. Paul Island Museum & Lighthouse & Dingwall Harbour). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Breton Highlands National Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franey Mountain, kick back and relax at Ingonish Beach, and trek along Green Cove Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ingonish vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Truro to Ingonish takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cheticamp.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dingwall, Cape North, White Point Hiking Trail, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Highlands Links Golf Course ©
Highlands Links Golf Course

4
nights
Cheticamp, Cape Breton Island

Cheticamp ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheticamp: Egypt Falls (in Margaree Harbour), Mabou (West Mabou Beach, Ann Schroeder Studio: Fine Art Quilts, & more) and Pleasant Bay (MacIntosh Brook Trail & Lone Shieling).

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cheticamp day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ingonish to Cheticamp takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cheticamp can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Cheticamp

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mabou, Pleasant Bay, Inverness, Egypt Falls, The Tying Scotsman
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Acadian Trail ©
Acadian Trail
Saint Peter's Church ©
Saint Peter's Church
Inverness Beach Boardwalk ©
Inverness Beach Boardwalk

4
nights
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baddeck: Margaree Salmon Museum (in Margaree Valley), MacDonald House Museum (in East Lake Ainslie) and Iona (Highland Village & St. Barra st Columba Catholic Church). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Greenwood United Church, admire all the interesting features of Cabot Trail, and stop by Baadeck Yarns.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Baddeck trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Cheticamp to Baddeck takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Baddeck are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Iona, Margaree Salmon Museum, MacDonald House Museum
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Margaree Salmon Museum ©
Margaree Salmon Museum

3
nights
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisbourg: Glace Bay (Glace Bay Heritage Museum & Cape Breton Miners' Museum) and Sydney (The Big Fiddle, Mariner’s Park, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, take a leisurely stroll along Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch, enjoy the sea views from Louisbourg Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisbourg trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Baddeck to Louisbourg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Louisbourg can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sydney, Glace Bay
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halifax: Look-off Family Campground & Takeout (in Canning), Grand Pre National Historic Site (in Grand Pre) and Peggy's Cove (Peggy's Cove Lighthouse & Swissair Flight 111 Memorial). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, steep yourself in history at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and get a sense of history and politics at Province House.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Halifax attractions app .

Getting from Louisbourg to Halifax by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Halifax sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dartmouth, Peggy's Cove, Admiral Lake Trail, Marine Drive, Look-off Family Campground & Takeout
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lunenburg side-trips: Chester (Graves Island Provincial Park & Lightfoot Tower Zoe Valle Memorial Library), Liverpool (Market on the Mersey, Old Burial Ground, & more) and Brooklyn (Beach Meadows Beach Park & Concrete Creation (Cosby's Garden Centre)). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ironworks Distillery, stroll through LaHave River Trail, and walk around Pine Grove Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lunenburg online road trip planner .

Drive from Halifax to Lunenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Liverpool, Mahone Bay, Chester, Bridgewater, Brooklyn
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Graves Island Provincial Park ©
Graves Island Provincial Park
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

5
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Annapolis Royal: Prim Point Lighthouse (in Digby), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Westport) and Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises (in Tiverton). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, make a trip to ARTsPLACE, stop by Catfish Moon Studio Crafts, and see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Annapolis Royal road trip planning site .

You can drive from Lunenburg to Annapolis Royal in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Lunenburg in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Annapolis Royal, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bear River, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Prim Point Lighthouse, Oaklawn Farm Zoo, Annapolis Valley
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site
Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site

7
nights
Yarmouth

Yarmouth ©
Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Get out of town with these interesting Yarmouth side-trips: Baccaro Point Lighthouse (in Barrington), Deep Sky Eye Observatory (in South Quinan) and Shelburne (Roseway Beach, The Islands Provincial Park, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, contemplate the long history of Argyle Township Court House & Gaol, play a few rounds at Clare Golf & Country Club, and explore the galleries of Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yarmouth day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Annapolis Royal to Yarmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yarmouth

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelburne, Comeauville, Port Maitland, Belliveau Cove Municipal Park, June Deveau Galerie Studio
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 4:
Highlights from your plan
Shelburne Museum Complex ©
Shelburne Museum Complex
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park ©
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
Cape Forchu Lighthouse ©
Cape Forchu Lighthouse

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