9 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

9 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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9 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Indian Brook, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
4
Lunenburg
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Asheville

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.
Explore Halifax's surroundings by going to Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures (in South Maitland) and Peggy's Cove (Peggy's Cove Lighthouse & Swissair Flight 111 Memorial). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, explore the galleries of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and appreciate the history behind The Emigrant Statue.

To find out how to plan a trip to Halifax, use our trip itinerary maker.

Asheville, USA to Halifax is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Asheville to Halifax, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Asheville in July; daily highs in Halifax reach 73°F and lows reach 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, visit a coastal fixture at Louisbourg Lighthouse, and then pause for some photo ops at Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial.

Plan trip to Louisbourg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Louisbourg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Indian Brook.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial
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Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse

2
nights
Indian Brook, Cape Breton Island

Indian Brook ©
On the 15th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at North Bay Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and then take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Indian Brook online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Louisbourg to Indian Brook takes 1.5 hours. July in Indian Brook sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Indian Brook

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ingonish, Cabot Trail, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail

2
nights
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 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then stroll around Graves Island Provincial Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lunenburg journey website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Indian Brook to Lunenburg. Traveling from Indian Brook in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 59°F in Lunenburg. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Graves Island Provincial Park
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Walking tours
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church

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