7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Sydney, Cape Breton Island
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Halifax
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Sydney, Cape Breton Island

— 4 nights
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Get outdoors at Ski Ben Eoin and Ski Tuonela. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Baddeck (Baadeck Yarns & Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site) and Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (in Louisbourg). There's more to do: cruise along Cabot Trail and explore the activities along Bras d'Or Lake.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney vacation planning tool.

Vancouver to Sydney is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Vancouver to Sydney. While traveling from Vancouver, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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Halifax

— 2 nights
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.
Step out of Halifax to go to Peggy's Cove and see Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Halifax journey planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Halifax in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Halifax dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

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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.