7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Halifax
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Halifax

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Province House, then steep yourself in history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, then take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, then admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and finally look for gifts at Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Halifax holiday planner.

Toronto to Halifax is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toronto to Halifax, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Halifax reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Baddeck.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

— 2 nights
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.
On the 24th (Sat), look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns and then contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): browse for gifts or souvenirs at Colouratura Art Gallery, cruise along Cabot Trail, then take in the waterfront at Baddeck’s Boardwalk, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Baddeck online travel route builder.

You can fly from Halifax to Baddeck in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Baddeck sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Baddeck

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

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Nova Scotia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Military Museums · Gardens
Small in terms of land area, Nova Scotia nevertheless encompasses nearly 3,800 islands floating in the Atlantic just off Canada's mainland. A vacation in Nova Scotia is understandably an ocean-based experienced, allowing you to stay within 60 km (40 mi) of the water no matter where you choose to base your adventure. Stay near the ocean, and you'll find mostly lighthouses and small settlements living off lobster fishing. Drive or cycle inland, and the landscape changes dramatically, with pretty orchards and photogenic highlands dominating the geography everywhere you look. For urban amenities during your Nova Scotia holiday, look no farther than provincial capital Halifax, offering the region's biggest range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.