60 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

60 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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60 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Gander
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Tatamagouche
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grand Pre
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Annapolis Royal
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mavillette
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Lunenburg
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Halifax
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
7
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Gander

5
nights
Tatamagouche

Tatamagouche ©
Tatamagouche is a village in Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada.Tatamagouche is situated on the Northumberland Strait 50 kilometres north of Truro and 50 kilometres west of Pictou. Explore Tatamagouche's surroundings by going to Truro (Victoria Park, Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, & more), Masstown Market (in Masstown) and Maitland (Inklings in Wood & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Jost Vineyards, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nelson Memorial Park, get outside with Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures, and examine the collection at Northumberland Fisheries Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tatamagouche tour planner.

Gander to Tatamagouche is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In November in Tatamagouche, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Pre.

Things to do in Tatamagouche

Outdoors Golf Shopping

Side Trips

Truro, Pictou, Maitland, Masstown Market, Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:
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Northumberland Links Golf Club ©
Northumberland Links Golf Club
Victoria Park ©
Victoria Park
Jost Vineyards ©
Jost Vineyards

6
nights
Grand Pre

Grand Pre ©
Grand-Pré is a Canadian rural community in Kings County, Nova Scotia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Pre: Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre (in Joggins), Berwick Heights Golf Course (in Berwick) and Kentville (Cape Split Trailhead & Ocean Zn Giftshop & Decor). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site, examine the collection at Charles MacDonald Concrete House Museum, stroll through Coldbrook Provincial Park, and learn about all things military at Churchill House & Marine Memorial Room.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Pre trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Tatamagouche to Grand Pre in 2.5 hours. In November in Grand Pre, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Grand Pre

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wolfville, Kentville, Port Williams, Windsor, Berwick Heights Golf Course
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Split Trailhead ©
Cape Split Trailhead
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre ©
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site

7
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: Middleton (Memory Lane Railway Museum & Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum), Digby (Crooked Timber Books, Prim Point Lighthouse, & more) and Kingston (Paragon Golf & Country Club, Stronach Park, & more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, relax in the rural setting at Nova Scotia Blueberries Halliday Farms, contemplate the long history of Fort Anne National Historic Site, and stop by Lucky Rabbit Pottery.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Annapolis Royal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Pre to Annapolis Royal takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Annapolis Royal are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mavillette.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Digby, Kingston, Middleton
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 3:
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

6
nights
Mavillette

Mavillette ©
Get out of town with these interesting Mavillette side-trips: Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos & Research Center (in Pubnico), Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse (in Lower West Pubnico) and Yarmouth (Pelton-Fuller House, Yarmouth Links, & more).

To plan Mavillette vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Annapolis Royal to Mavillette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Annapolis Royal in December since evenings lows in Mavillette dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Mavillette

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yarmouth, Shelburne, Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos & Research Center, Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises, June Deveau Galerie Studio
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises ©
Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises
Cape Forchu Lightstation ©
Cape Forchu Lightstation

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lunenburg: Beach Meadows Beach Park (in Brooklyn), Bayswater Beach Provincial Park (in Bayswater) and Graves Island Provincial Park (in Chester). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, stop by Have A Yarn, see the interesting displays at Hooked Rug Museum of North America, and stroll through Rissers Beach Provincial Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lunenburg day trip site .

You can drive from Mavillette to Lunenburg in 3 hours. In December in Lunenburg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Halifax.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mahone Bay, Chester, Hubbards, Petite Riviere, Hirtle's Beach
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 16:
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

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Halifax side-trips: Lawrencetown Beach (in East Lawrencetown) and Peggy's Cove (William deGarthe Art Gallery, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, & more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Halifax trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Lunenburg to Halifax by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Lunenburg in December, expect little chillier with lows of -5°C in Halifax. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, McCormacks Beach Provincial Park, Sullivan's Pond, Lawrencetown Beach
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

7
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. Explore Louisbourg's surroundings by going to Two Rivers Wildlife Park (in Huntingtion), Sydney (Cossit House Museum, Centre 200, & more) and Dominion Beach Provincial Park (in Dominion). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, examine the collection at Sydney and Louisbourg Railway Museum, hike along Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail, and enjoy the sea views from Louisbourg Lighthouse.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Louisbourg travel route website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Halifax to Louisbourg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Louisbourg are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sydney, Glace Bay, Two Rivers Wildlife Park, Skyline Trail, Dominion Beach Provincial Park
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Dominion Beach Provincial Park ©
Dominion Beach Provincial Park
Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum

7
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 Baddeck's surroundings by going to Glenora Inn and Distillery (in Mabou), Inverness (Inverness Beach Boardwalk & Cabot Links Golf Course) and Margaree Salmon Museum (in Margaree Valley). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, play a few rounds at The Lakes Golf Club, fly down the slopes at Ski Tuonela, and steep yourself in history at Highland Village.

Discover how to plan a Baddeck trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Louisbourg to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Louisbourg in December, expect nights in Baddeck to be about the same, around -7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Inverness, Ben Eoin, Glenora Inn and Distillery, Hall of the Clans
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 5:
Highlights from your plan
Ski Tuonela ©
Ski Tuonela
Highland Village ©
Highland Village

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ingonish side-trips: St. Paul South West Lighthouse (in Dingwall), Lone Shieling (in Pleasant Bay) and Cheticamp (Le Portage Golf Club & Saint Peter's Church). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail, make a trip to Christopher Gorey Gallery, stroll through Black Brook Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Franey Mountain.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ingonish tour planning app .

You can drive from Baddeck to Ingonish in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ingonish can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Dingwall, Cheticamp, Lone Shieling, Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlour
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail

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