8 days in Southwest Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Nova Scotia Itinerary

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8 days in Southwest Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Yarmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Mahone Bay
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Yarmouth

Yarmouth ©
Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. On the 20th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Cape Forchu Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Hills Beach Provincial Park, see the interesting displays at Old Meeting House Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yarmouth route builder .

Toronto to Yarmouth is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Yarmouth

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Old Meeting House Museum, Sand Hills Beach Provincial Park, Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse
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Cape Forchu Lighthouse ©
Cape Forchu Lighthouse
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park ©
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site, make a trip to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, then steep yourself in history at Fort Anne National Historic Site, and finally admire the natural beauty at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Prim Point Lighthouse, do a tasting at Bear River Vineyards, and then hike along Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Annapolis Royal planner .

Drive from Yarmouth to Annapolis Royal in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Annapolis Royal can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mahone Bay.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Prim Point Lighthouse, Bear River Vineyards, Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site
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Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site

3
nights
Mahone Bay

Mahone Bay ©
Mahone Bay is a town located on the northwest shore of Mahone Bay along the South Shore of Nova Scotia in Lunenburg County.HistoryMahone Bay was first settled during Father Le Loutre's War. Get in touch with nature at The Ovens Natural Park and Harvest Moon Trailway. Get some historical perspective at Grand Pre National Historic Site and St. John's Anglican Church. Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and explore the galleries of Purcell Family Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mahone Bay trip planner.

Getting from Annapolis Royal to Mahone Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Annapolis Royal in June, expect nights in Mahone Bay to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. On the 26th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Mahone Bay

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Lunenburg, The Ovens Park, Grand Pre National Historic Site, Harvest Moon Trailway
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The Ovens Park ©
The Ovens Park
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church