7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
New York City

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Middle Head Trail and then take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ingonish trip itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Ingonish is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Ingonish due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Ingonish to be a bit cooler, temps between 54°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

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

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, then visit a coastal fixture at Kidston Island Lighthouse, and then stop by Baadeck Yarns.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Baddeck trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Ingonish to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Baddeck are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Halifax.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Baadeck Yarns ©
Baadeck Yarns
Kidston Island Lighthouse ©
Kidston Island Lighthouse

3
days
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.
Halifax is known for museums, parks, historic sites, breweries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Pleasant Park, get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Halifax trip site .

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Halifax takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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