7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Farmington
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Farmington

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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.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Brook Beach and then admire all the interesting features of Cabot Trail.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ingonish sightseeing planner.

Farmington, USA to Ingonish is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Farmington to Ingonish. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Farmington in August; daily highs in Ingonish reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Cape Breton Island
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Black Brook Beach ©
Black Brook Beach

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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 traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Baddeck day trip tool .

You can drive from Ingonish to Baddeck in 2 hours. Traveling from Ingonish in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Baddeck, with lows of 47°F. On the 22nd (Wed), 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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Alexander Keith's Brewery. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and then take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Halifax travel planner.

You can drive from Baddeck to Halifax in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Baddeck in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Halifax, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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