8 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

8 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

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8 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Indian Brook
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Louisbourg (Kennington Cove Beach, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, &more) and Highland Village (in Iona). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Cape Breton Miners' Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Beach, don't miss a visit to The Big Fiddle, and pause for some photo ops at Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial.

Before you visit Sydney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Toronto to Sydney is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In July, Sydney is little chillier than Toronto - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Indian Brook.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Louisbourg, Cape Breton Miners' Museum, Highland Village, Indian Beach
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Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
The Big Fiddle ©
The Big Fiddle

4
nights
Indian Brook

Indian Brook ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indian Brook: Baddeck (Kayaking & Canoeing, Baadeck Yarns, &more) and Ingonish (North Bay Beach, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, &more).

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Indian Brook trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Indian Brook in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Indian Brook

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Baddeck, Ingonish, Cabot Trail
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail

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