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 30​min
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
New York City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Kidston Island Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, then stop by Cape Breton Clay, and finally look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns.

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New York City, USA to Baddeck is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Baddeck hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

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Cape Breton Clay
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Kidston Island Lighthouse ©
Kidston Island Lighthouse
Baadeck Yarns ©
Baadeck Yarns

1
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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

Louisbourg ©
Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe French military founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, naming it in honour of Louis XIV. On the 15th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Louisbourg Lighthouse and then steep yourself in history at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.

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You can drive from Baddeck to Louisbourg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Baddeck in May since evenings lows in Louisbourg dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Halifax.

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Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse

4
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 Citadel National Historic Site of Canada and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Explore Halifax's surroundings by going to Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park (in Sambro) and Lawrencetown Beach (in East Lawrencetown). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery, look for gifts at Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sullivan's Pond.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Louisbourg to Halifax in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Halifax, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, Sullivan's Pond, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Lawrencetown Beach
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Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

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