8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Halifax
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Annapolis Royal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mavillette
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Montreal

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns and then sample the tasty concoctions at Big Spruce Brewing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, then duck into Colouratura Art Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabot Trail.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Baddeck online journey planner .

Montreal to Baddeck is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Baddeck, with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Baddeck

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Colouratura Art Gallery, Highland Village
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Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada. Relax by the water at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Explore Halifax's surroundings by going to Grand Pre National Historic Site (in Grand Pre), Ironworks Distillery (in Lunenburg) and Burntcoat Head Park (in Noel). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, get a new perspective on nature at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery, and tee off at H2O Golf.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Halifax trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Baddeck to Halifax takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Halifax, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ironworks Distillery, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Grand Pre National Historic Site, Burntcoat Head Park
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

1
night
Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal ©
Annapolis Royal, formerly known as Annapolis, is a town located in the western part of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada.Today's Annapolis Royal evolved from the 1605 French settlement of Port Royal (briefly Charlesfort), renamed in honour of Queen Anne following the Siege of Port Royal in 1710 by Britain. On the 20th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Annapolis Highland Vineyards, do a tasting at Bear River Vineyards, examine the collection at Port-Royal National Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Fort Anne National Historic Site, and finally admire the natural beauty at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Annapolis Royal trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Halifax to Annapolis Royal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and ferry. September in Annapolis Royal sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mavillette.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Wildlife Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bear River
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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site

1
night
Mavillette

Mavillette ©
On the 21st (Sat), view the masterpieces at Hubert and Belle's, then kick back and relax at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, and then kick back and relax at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mavillette tour planner .

Traveling by car from Annapolis Royal to Mavillette takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Annapolis Royal in September, expect nights in Mavillette to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mavillette

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Maitland
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Mavillette Beach Provincial Park ©
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Hubert and Belle's ©
Hubert and Belle's

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