7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Lethbridge
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Halifax
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Mavillette
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  13​h
End: Lethbridge

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.
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and St. Paul's Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Clam Harbour Beach and H2O Golf. Take a break from Halifax with a short trip to Swissair Flight 111 Memorial in Peggy's Cove, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Alexander Keith's Brewery, and stop by Freak LunchBox.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Halifax travel route builder site .

Lethbridge to Halifax is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lethbridge to Halifax, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lethbridge in September, Halifax is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mavillette.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Clam Harbour Beach, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Clam Harbour Beach ©
Clam Harbour Beach

1
night
Mavillette

Mavillette ©
On the 21st (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Hubert and Belle's, then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sacre-Coeur.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mavillette trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Halifax to Mavillette takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Halifax in September, expect nights in Mavillette to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ingonish.

Things to do in Mavillette

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Maitland, Eglise Sacre-Coeur
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Mavillette Beach Provincial Park ©
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Eglise Sacre-Coeur ©
Eglise Sacre-Coeur

1
day
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 22nd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ingonish itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mavillette to Ingonish. In September, daily temperatures in Ingonish can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

Nature Parks
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©

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.
To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Baddeck trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Ingonish to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. In September in Baddeck, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baddeck

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Big Spruce Brewing
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Big Spruce Brewing ©
Big Spruce Brewing
Baadeck Yarns ©
Baadeck Yarns

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