8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Phoenix
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Phoenix

2
days
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Middle Head Trail and then take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ingonish trip itinerary maker .

Phoenix, USA to Ingonish is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Ingonish is 3 hours. In September, Ingonish is much colder than Phoenix - with highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

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Cabot Trail
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls, then take an in-depth tour of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, and then enjoy the sea views from Kidston Island Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Baddeck day trip app .

You can drive from Ingonish to Baddeck in 2 hours. Traveling from Ingonish in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Baddeck, with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Louisbourg.

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#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
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Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
Kidston Island Lighthouse ©
Kidston Island Lighthouse

1
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. On the 10th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Louisbourg online trip maker .

Getting from Baddeck to Louisbourg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Baddeck in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in Louisbourg. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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3
days
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. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Government House, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Louisbourg to Halifax in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Halifax, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

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

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