60 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

60 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

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60 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

Halifax
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Louisbourg
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Point Michaud
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Baddeck
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Mabou
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cheticamp
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Ingonish
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Halifax

10
days
Louisbourg

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. Escape the urban bustle at Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail and Baille Ard Nature Trail. You'll get in some beach time at Dominion Beach Provincial Park and Kennington Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Glace Bay (Cape Breton Miners' Museum & Nova Scotia Route 255), Low Point Lighthouse (in New Waterford) and Sydney (Fort Petrie Military Museum, St. Mary's Polish Church, & more). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Louisbourg Lighthouse, stroll through Mira River Provincial Park, explore the galleries of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, and see the interesting displays at Sydney and Louisbourg Railway Museum.

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Halifax to Louisbourg is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Halifax in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Louisbourg, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Point Michaud.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Glace Bay, Low Point Lighthouse, Dominion Beach Provincial Park
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Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse
Dominion Beach Provincial Park ©
Dominion Beach Provincial Park

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Point Michaud

Point Michaud ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Jerome Point Lighthouse and Cape George Harbour Lighthouse. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Point Michaud Beach Provincial Park and St. Peter's Canal National Historic Site.

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You can drive from Louisbourg to Point Michaud in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Point Michaud are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in Point Michaud

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Peter's
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Battery Provincial Park ©
Battery Provincial Park
Jerome Point Lighthouse ©
Jerome Point Lighthouse

10
days
Baddeck

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and The Lakes Golf Club. Get some historical perspective at Highland Village and Kidston Island Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Baddeck side-trips: Ben Eoin Provincial Park (in Ben Eoin), Ski Ben Eoin (in East Bay) and Dalem Lake Provincial Park (in Boularderie). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Uisge Ban Falls, explore the activities along Bras d'Or Lake, hike along White Point Hiking Trail, and contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Baddeck online attractions planner .

You can drive from Point Michaud to Baddeck in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Point Michaud in June: highs in Baddeck hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Mabou.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Golf

Side Trips

Englishtown, Cape Breton Island, Iona, Ben Eoin, Dalem Lake Provincial Park
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Highland Village ©
Highland Village
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Mabou

Mabou ©
Visiting West Mabou Beach Provincial Park and Celtic Shores Coastal Trail will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Balache Point Lighthouse and Mabou Harbour Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Mabou side-trips: MacDonald House Museum (in East Lake Ainslie), Port Hawkesbury Community Park (in Port Hawkesbury) and Inverness (Inverness Beach Boardwalk, Cabot Cliffs Golf Course, & more).

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Traveling by car from Baddeck to Mabou takes an hour. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cheticamp.

Things to do in Mabou

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Inverness, Port Hastings, Port Hood, Cape Breton Island, Port Hawkesbury Community Park
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Cabot Links Golf Course ©
Cabot Links Golf Course
Glenora Inn and Distillery ©
Glenora Inn and Distillery
Balache Point Lighthouse ©
Balache Point Lighthouse

10
days
Cheticamp

Cheticamp ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Saint Peter's Church and Cheticamp Island Beach. Lone Shieling and Margaree Harbour Range Lighthouses will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheticamp: Pleasant Bay (The Stupa of Enlightenment, Whale Interpretive Centre, & more), Margaree Forks (Polycarpe Glass Art & The Tying Scotsman) and Margaree Harbour (Margaree Harbour Craft & Gift Shop & Egypt Falls).

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Traveling by car from Mabou to Cheticamp takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cheticamp can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Ingonish.

Things to do in Cheticamp

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Margaree Harbour, Pleasant Bay, Margaree Forks, Margaree Valley, Cabot Trail
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Acadian Trail ©
Acadian Trail
Saint Peter's Church ©
Saint Peter's Church
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail

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days
Ingonish

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Middle Head Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Ingonish Beach and Chutes Mary Ann Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Dingwall (St. Paul Island Museum, St. Paul South West Lighthouse, & more), Cape North (North Highlands Community Museum & Cabots Landing Provincial Park) and Coastal Trail (in Neils Harbour). Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Black Brook Beach, take a stroll through Meat Cove, experience rural life at Groovy Goat Farm & Soap Company, and get outside with Keltic Express Zodiac Adentures.

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Traveling by car from Cheticamp to Ingonish takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Dingwall, Indian Brook, Cape North, Cape Breton Island, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Ingonish Beach ©
Ingonish Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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