7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Toronto

2
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halifax: Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures (in South Maitland) and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and learn more about the world around you at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Halifax route planner.

Toronto to Halifax is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Halifax reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Baddeck side-trips: Cape Breton Highlands National Park (in Ingonish), Indian Beach (in North Sydney) and Louisbourg (Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch & Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site). There's lots more to do: cruise along Cabot Trail, admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls, look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns, and take in the waterfront at Baddeck’s Boardwalk.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Baddeck trip planner.

Getting from Halifax to Baddeck by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Baddeck can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Louisbourg, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Indian Beach, Cabot Trail
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail

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