9 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

9 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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9 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Mavillette
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Amherst
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Mavillette

Mavillette ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sacre-Coeur, then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mavillette visit planner.

Toronto to Mavillette is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Mavillette. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Mavillette reach 22°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Amherst.

Things to do in Mavillette

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, Eglise Sacre-Coeur
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Mavillette Beach Provincial Park ©
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Eglise Sacre-Coeur ©
Eglise Sacre-Coeur

3
nights
Amherst

Amherst ©
Amherst is a town in northwestern Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Take a break from the city and head to Fundy National Park and Hopewell Rocks. Relax by the water at Waterside Beach and Blue Sea Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amherst: Mary's Point Bird Sanctuary/Shepody National Wildlife area (in Harvey), Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre (in Joggins) and Sara Bonnyman Pottery (in Tatamagouche). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Jost Vineyards.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amherst trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mavillette to Amherst takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Amherst

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Malagash, Fundy National Park, Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre, Waterside Beach, Sara Bonnyman Pottery
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Fundy National Park ©
Fundy National Park
Hopewell Rocks ©
Hopewell Rocks
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre ©
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Clam Harbour Beach and Martinique Beach Provincial Park. Escape the urban bustle at Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park and Hirtle's Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Halifax side-trips: Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove) and Lunenburg (St. John's Anglican Church & Central United Methodist Church). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, enjoy some diversion at H2O Golf, and get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada.

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You can drive from Amherst to Halifax in 2.5 hours. August in Halifax sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lunenburg, Clam Harbour Beach, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, Martinique Beach Provincial Park, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

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