6 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

6 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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6 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Halifax
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Halifax
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lunenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Annapolis Royal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Halifax

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, then take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and finally appreciate the history behind The Emigrant Statue.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Halifax holiday planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Halifax. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Lunenburg Historic District, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ironworks Distillery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lunenburg trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Halifax to Lunenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lunenburg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Tours Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Walking tours
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Lunenburg Historic District ©
Lunenburg Historic District

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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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, then see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site, then take in nature's colorful creations at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Anne National Historic Site.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Annapolis Royal trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Lunenburg to Annapolis Royal takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Lunenburg in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Annapolis Royal: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site
Annapolis Tidal Generating Station ©
Annapolis Tidal Generating Station
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site

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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.
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, then admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Baddeck online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Annapolis Royal to Baddeck in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In July in Baddeck, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Baddeck

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls

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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, examine the collection at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial, then don't miss a visit to The Big Fiddle, then hike along Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail, and finally enjoy the sea views from Louisbourg Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisbourg day trip website .

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Louisbourg takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sydney, Cape Breton Miners' Museum
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Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse
Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail ©

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