6 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

6 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Sydney, Ferry to Ingonish
— 2 nights
Drive to Jersey Cove, NS, Ferry to Englishtown, NS, Drive to Sydney
— 3 nights



— 2 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Middle Head Trail. Explore Ingonish's surroundings by going to Indian Brook (Colouratura Art Gallery & Leather Works by Jolene), Coastal Trail (in Neils Harbour) and Dingwall Harbour (in Dingwall). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Cabot Trail, hike along White Point Hiking Trail, make a trip to Bog Trail, and stroll through Warren Lake Trail.

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Halifax to Ingonish is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Halifax in April, expect nights in Ingonish to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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— 3 nights
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Step out of the city life by going to Ski Ben Eoin and Coxheath Hills and Trails. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Louisbourg (Louisbourg Lighthouse, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, &more) and Baddeck (Baadeck Yarns, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, walk around Petersfield Provincial Park, and don't miss a visit to The Big Fiddle.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ingonish to Sydney takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cape Breton Island travel guide

Historic Sites · History Museums · Scenic Drive
Encompassing a fifth of Nova Scotia's land area, Cape Breton Island supports a thriving tourism sector with its blend of cultural, historical, and natural attractions. In addition to several small towns with a strong sense of community, popular places to visit on Cape Breton Island include the largest national park in the Maritime provinces. Sheltering many iconic Canadian animals, the park contains the scenic Cabot Trail, drawing nearly half a million annual cyclists, walkers, and drivers. Epic natural scenery keeps most visitors outdoors during their Cape Breton Island vacation, but this destination also boasts several major indoor attractions, like a world-famous whiskey distillery and a reconstructed 18th-century fortress.