8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nova Scotia travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Halifax
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lunenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Truro
— 1 night
Drive to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Fly

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Halifax

— 3 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shearwater Aviation Museum and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, get a new perspective on nature at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, browse the different shops at Dartmouth Crossing, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Halifax trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Halifax. In April, daytime highs in Halifax are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Halifax

Side Trips

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Lunenburg

— 2 nights
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.
On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, then take in the exciting artwork at Laurie Swim Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central United Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lunenburg Historic District, indulge your taste buds at Ironworks Distillery, then stop by Amos Pewter, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Saltbox Brewery.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lunenburg trip planner.

You can drive from Halifax to Lunenburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Halifax in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Lunenburg: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Truro.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Truro

— 1 night
Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): look for gifts at Masstown Market, go for a walk through Truro Tidal Bore Viewing Visitor Centre, then view the masterpieces at Visual Voice Fine Art, and finally walk around Victoria Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Truro trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lunenburg to Truro takes 2 hours. Traveling from Lunenburg in April, expect Truro to be a bit cooler, temps between 1°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Truro

Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Sydney, Cape Breton Island

— 1 night
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Glace Bay Heritage Museum, then examine the collection at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, and then make a trip to The Big Fiddle.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Truro to Sydney. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Truro in April; daily highs in Sydney reach 6°C and lows reach -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums

Side Trip

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Nova Scotia travel guide

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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.