8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Toronto
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Clam Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Toronto

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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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Cape Breton Miners' Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Louisbourg road trip planning website .

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 when traveling from Toronto to Louisbourg is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Toronto in August: high temperatures in Louisbourg hover around 27°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Museums, #Historic Sites

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

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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 28th (Tue): stop by Baadeck Yarns, then enjoy the sea views from Kidston Island Lighthouse, and then take an in-depth tour of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Baddeck online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Louisbourg to Baddeck by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Louisbourg in August, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Baddeck. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Baadeck Yarns ©
Baadeck Yarns
Kidston Island Lighthouse ©
Kidston Island Lighthouse

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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.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Ingonish trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Baddeck to Ingonish in 2 hours. Traveling from Baddeck in August, Ingonish is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Clam Harbour.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Parks, #Nature
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©

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Clam Harbour

Clam Harbour ©
To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Clam Harbour trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Ingonish to Clam Harbour with the Route module. In August in Clam Harbour, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Clam Harbour

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Clam Harbour Beach ©
Clam Harbour Beach

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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.
Bring the kids along to Halifax Public Gardens and Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. When in Halifax, make a side trip to see Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park in Sambro, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, and get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Halifax trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Clam Harbour to Halifax in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

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Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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