9 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

9 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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9 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Newark
flight:  7​h
1
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Halifax
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Mavillette
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Newark

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Baddeck trip planner .

Newark, USA to Baddeck is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Baddeck due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Newark in September, with highs in Baddeck at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cabot Trail
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Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ingonish Beach, stroll through Middle Head Trail, and then kick back and relax at Black Brook Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ingonish trip itinerary site .

Drive from Baddeck to Ingonish in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ingonish can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Halifax.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Black Brook Beach
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Ingonish Beach ©
Ingonish Beach

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Queensland Beach and Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park. We've included these beaches for you: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Halifax Public Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halifax: Peggy's Cove (Peggy's Cove Lighthouse & William deGarthe Art Gallery). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, look for gifts at Freak LunchBox, tee off at H2O Golf, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Halifax holiday website .

You can drive from Ingonish to Halifax in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mavillette.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, Queensland Beach
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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nights
Mavillette

Mavillette ©
On the 16th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Hubert and Belle's, then kick back and relax at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, then kick back and relax at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sacre-Coeur. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Clare Golf & Country Club.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mavillette travel route builder app .

You can drive from Halifax to Mavillette in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Halifax in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mavillette: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mavillette

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Port Maitland, Eglise Sacre-Coeur, Clare Golf & Country Club
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Mavillette Beach Provincial Park ©
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Clare Golf & Country Club ©
Clare Golf & Country Club

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