7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  5​h
1
Halifax
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Peggy's Cove
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lunenburg
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Digby
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Brier Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  5​h
6
Halifax
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alexander Keith's Brewery, Harbour Hopper Tours and Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, then catch all the local highlights with Harbour Hopper Tours, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Halifax journey planner .

Toronto to Halifax is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Halifax. In August, daytime highs in Halifax are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Peggy's Cove.

Things to do in Halifax

Tours Breweries & Distilleries
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Harbour Hopper Tours ©
Harbour Hopper Tours
Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk ©
Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk

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hours
Peggy's Cove

Peggy's Cove ©
To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Peggy's Cove road trip planning site .

You can drive from Halifax to Peggy's Cove in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Peggy's Cove can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Peggy's Cove

Historic Sites
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

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hours
Lunenburg

Lunenburg ©
An hour's drive from Halifax's international airport, Luneburg boasts both colorful buildings and a colorful history, as well as status as a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bluenose II.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lunenburg visit planner.

Drive from Peggy's Cove to Lunenburg in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Digby.
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Bluenose II ©
Bluenose II

1
night
Digby

Digby
Digby is a town in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Digby trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lunenburg to Digby takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Lunenburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Digby, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. On the 11th (Sat), you're off toBrier Island.

Things to do in Digby

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Brier Island

Brier Island ©
You've now added Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sat), take a tour by water with Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours. On the next day, hike along Balancing Rock Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Brier Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Digby to Brier Island in 2 hours. While traveling from Digby, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brier Island, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Brier Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Balancing Rock Trail
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Balancing Rock Trail ©
Balancing Rock Trail

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night
Halifax

Halifax ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk.

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Traveling by flight from Brier Island to Halifax takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brier Island in August: highs in Halifax hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk ©
Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk

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