8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shearwater Aviation Museum and Angus L. Macdonald Bridge. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, get a new perspective on nature at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Garrison Brewing Co., and stop by Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Halifax trip itinerary builder app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Halifax. April in Halifax sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Truro.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for gifts at Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, then stroll around Victoria Park, and then take in the pleasant sights at Truro Tidal Bore Viewing Visitor Centre. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Anna Swan Museum and then hit the slopes at Ski Wentworth.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Truro route planner.

You can drive from Halifax to Truro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Truro when traveling from Halifax in April, with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Truro

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum, then look for gifts at The Lunenburg Makery, then view the masterpieces at Laurie Swim Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Saltbox Brewery, and then contemplate the long history of St. James' Anglican Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lunenburg itinerary planner.

Drive from Truro to Lunenburg in 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Truro in April: high temperatures in Lunenburg hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

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Nova Scotia travel guide

Small in terms of land area, Nova Scotia nevertheless encompasses nearly 3,800 islands floating in the Atlantic just off Canada's mainland. A vacation in Nova Scotia is understandably an ocean-based experienced, allowing you to stay within 60 km (40 mi) of the water no matter where you choose to base your adventure. Stay near the ocean, and you'll find mostly lighthouses and small settlements living off lobster fishing. Drive or cycle inland, and the landscape changes dramatically, with pretty orchards and photogenic highlands dominating the geography everywhere you look. For urban amenities during your Nova Scotia holiday, look no farther than provincial capital Halifax, offering the region's biggest range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.