9 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

9 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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9 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Montreal
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Wolfville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Lunenburg
— 1 night
+2
Drive + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Montreal

1
day
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. On the 4th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Louisbourg Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Louisbourg trip planner .

Montreal to Louisbourg is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Louisbourg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in August, Louisbourg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Museums, #Historic Sites

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

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ingonish Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Middle Head Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Brook Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Getting from Louisbourg to Ingonish by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Black Brook Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Ingonish Beach ©
Ingonish Beach
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Uisge Ban Falls.

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You can drive from Ingonish to Baddeck in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Baddeck when traveling from Ingonish in August, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wolfville.

Things to do in Baddeck

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

2
days
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 9th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Luckett Vineyards and then contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aylesford Lake Beach and then hike along Cape Split Hiking Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wolfville tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Baddeck to Wolfville by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Baddeck in August, Wolfville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Wolfville

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Aylesford Lake Beach, Grand Pre National Historic Site, Cape Split Hiking Trail
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Luckett Vineyards ©
Luckett Vineyards
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Cape Split Hiking Trail ©
Cape Split Hiking Trail

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rissers Beach Provincial Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ironworks Distillery, and then explore and take pictures at Bluenose II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, stop by Lexicon Books, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, and finally stroll through Hirtle's Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lunenburg online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Wolfville to Lunenburg in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Wolfville in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lunenburg: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lunenburg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Rissers Beach Provincial Park, Hirtle's Beach
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Rissers Beach Provincial Park ©
Rissers Beach Provincial Park
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Hirtle's Beach ©
Hirtle's Beach

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