8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nova Scotia vacation planner

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Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Drive to Truro
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Truro
— 1 night
Drive
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Yarmouth
— 1 night
Drive
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Lunenburg
— 1 night
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shearwater Aviation Museum and Dartmouth Crossing. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, walk around Point Pleasant Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sullivan's Pond.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Halifax travel itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Halifax. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Halifax

Side Trips

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Sydney, Cape Breton Island

— 1 night
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for gifts at Ed's Books and More, then browse the exhibits of Cape Breton Miners' Museum, and then make a trip to The Big Fiddle.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip tool.

Fly from Halifax to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Halifax in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Truro.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Truro

— 1 night
Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. On the 22nd (Thu), look for gifts at Masstown Market, go for a walk through Truro Tidal Bore Viewing Visitor Centre, and then walk around Victoria Park.

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

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Truro with the Route module. In April, Truro is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 1°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Truro

Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

Yarmouth

— 1 night
Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. On the 23rd (Fri), walk around Frost Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Forchu Lighthouse, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Yaciuk's Antiques, Clocks & Collectibles.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yarmouth online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Truro to Yarmouth takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Yarmouth

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

Lunenburg

— 1 night
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 24th (Sat): look for gifts at Amos Pewter, view the masterpieces at Laurie Swim Gallery, then sample the fine beverages at Ironworks Distillery, then shop like a local with Purcell Family Art Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lunenburg day trip planning site.

Getting from Yarmouth to Lunenburg by car takes about 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:

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.