6 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

6 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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6 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Halifax
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lunenburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Columbia

1
night
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 15th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, and then visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and then take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Halifax trip itinerary app .

Columbia, USA to Halifax is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbia to Halifax is 1 hour. Traveling from Columbia in August, expect Halifax to be little chillier, temps between 74°F and 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

2
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.
On the 17th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hirtle's Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, then sample the fine beverages at Ironworks Distillery, and finally admire all the interesting features of Bluenose II. On your second day here, stop by The Lunenburg Makery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rissers Beach Provincial Park, then stop by Have A Yarn, and finally stop by Amos Pewter.

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Traveling by car from Halifax to Lunenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mahone Bay, Rissers Beach Provincial Park, Hirtle's Beach
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St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Ironworks Distillery ©
Ironworks Distillery
Hirtle's Beach ©
Hirtle's Beach

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