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, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Wolfville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Annapolis Royal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lunenburg
— 1 night
+2
Drive + bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Toronto


1
night
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 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Cape Breton Miners' Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Louisbourg road trip 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. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Louisbourg when traveling from Toronto in August, with lows around 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

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nights
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

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), stop by Baadeck Yarns, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Uisge Ban Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Baddeck planner .

Drive from Louisbourg to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Louisbourg in August since evenings lows in Baddeck dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Wolfville.

Things to do in Baddeck

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
Baadeck Yarns ©
Baadeck Yarns

2
nights
Wolfville

Wolfville ©
Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): hike along Cape Split Hiking Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site, do a tasting at Domaine de Grand Pre, then do a tasting at Luckett Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Gaspereau Vineyards.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Wolfville day trip tool .

Drive from Baddeck to Wolfville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Baddeck in August, Wolfville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Wolfville

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Pre, Cape Split Trailhead
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Cape Split Trailhead ©
Cape Split Trailhead
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site
Luckett Vineyards ©
Luckett Vineyards

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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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Port-Royal National Historic Site, make a trip to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, then contemplate the long history of Fort Anne National Historic Site, and finally look for gifts at Lucky Rabbit Pottery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Annapolis Royal attractions planner.

Drive from Wolfville to Annapolis Royal in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Annapolis Royal, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Annapolis Tidal Generating Station ©

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Lunenburg

Lunenburg ©
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 10th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Bluenose II, then stop by Lexicon Books, then sample the fine beverages at Ironworks Distillery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at The Lunenburg Makery, then kick back and relax at Rissers Beach Provincial Park, then look for gifts at Amos Pewter, and finally kick back and relax at Hirtle's Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lunenburg trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Annapolis Royal to Lunenburg in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Annapolis Royal, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lunenburg, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hirtle's Beach, Amos Pewter, Rissers Beach Provincial Park
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Bluenose II ©
Bluenose II
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Ironworks Distillery ©
Ironworks Distillery

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