7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale


1
night
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.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Middle Head Trail and then cruise along Cabot Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ingonish vacation builder .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Ingonish is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May; daily highs in Ingonish reach 54°F and lows reach 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cabot Trail
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, enjoy the sea views from Kidston Island Lighthouse, and then look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Baddeck travel route site .

You can drive from Ingonish to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in May, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Baddeck

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Baadeck Yarns ©
Baadeck Yarns
Kidston Island Lighthouse ©
Kidston Island Lighthouse

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Peggy's Cove Lighthouse in Peggy's Cove (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and stroll through Point Pleasant Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Halifax planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Baddeck to Halifax in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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