8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Louisbourg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Baddeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ingonish
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Louisbourg

Louisbourg ©
Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe French military founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, naming it in honour of Louis XIV. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Cape Breton Miners' Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Louisbourg journey planner .

Toronto to Louisbourg is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Toronto to Louisbourg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Toronto in August since evenings lows in Louisbourg dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape Breton Miners' Museum
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Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse

2
nights
Baddeck

Baddeck ©
For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Uisge Ban Falls, stop by Baadeck Yarns, then visit a coastal fixture at Kidston Island Lighthouse, and finally get engrossed in the history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Baddeck vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Louisbourg to Baddeck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Louisbourg in August, plan for little chillier nights in Baddeck, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
Baadeck Yarns ©
Baadeck Yarns

2
nights
Ingonish

Ingonish ©
Nestled on a cozy harbor surrounded by green forests, the coastal town of Ingonish serves as the perfect coastal retreat for those after a quiet getaway.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlour, stroll through Black Brook Beach, and then take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ingonish trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Ingonish takes 2 hours. Traveling from Baddeck in August, Ingonish is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlour
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Black Brook Beach ©
Black Brook Beach

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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.
When in Halifax, make a side trip to see Peggy's Cove Lighthouse in Peggy's Cove, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, learn about all things military at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Halifax road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Ingonish to Halifax takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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