8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  14 h
1
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Charlotte

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day
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the waterfront at Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch, see the interesting displays at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, and then trek along Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Louisbourg holiday maker website.

Charlotte, USA to Louisbourg is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Louisbourg is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in June: high temperatures in Louisbourg hover around 65°F and lows are around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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nights
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baddeck: Colouratura Art Gallery (in Indian Brook), Cape Breton Miners' Museum (in Glace Bay) and Cape Breton Highlands National Park (in Ingonish). There's much more to do: stroll through Cabot Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Catholic Church, stop by Baadeck Yarns, and steep yourself in history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Baddeck route builder app.

Drive from Louisbourg to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Baddeck can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cabot Trail, Colouratura Art Gallery, Holy Redeemer Parish, Cape Breton Miners' Museum, Cape Breton Highlands National Park
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Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halifax: Peggy's Cove (Peggy's Cove Lighthouse & Swissair Flight 111 Memorial). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, steep yourself in history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Halifax trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Baddeck to Halifax in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Dartmouth Harbourwalk Trail
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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