7 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

7 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

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7 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ingonish
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: The Tying Scotsman (in Margaree Forks), Louisbourg (Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail & Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site) and Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site (in Baddeck). There's lots more to do: cruise along Cabot Trail, make a trip to The Big Fiddle, walk around Mariner’s Park, and explore the galleries of Cape Breton Miners' Museum.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

Toronto to Sydney is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Toronto to Sydney, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in May, with highs in Sydney at 15°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Louisbourg, Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Miners' Museum, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, The Tying Scotsman
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Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Bay St. Lawrence), St. Paul Island Museum & Lighthouse (in Dingwall) and MacIntosh Brook Trail (in Pleasant Bay). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Breton Highlands National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Warren Lake Trail, hike along Middle Head Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ingonish Beach.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ingonish trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Ingonish takes 2 hours. In May in Ingonish, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

MacIntosh Brook Trail, St. Paul Island Museum & Lighthouse, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Highlands Links Golf Course ©
Highlands Links Golf Course

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