14 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

14 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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14 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Yarmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Annapolis Royal
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Lunenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
5
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

1
night
Yarmouth

Yarmouth ©
Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Forchu Lighthouse and then get engrossed in the history at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Hubert and Belle's, then kick back and relax at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, and finally make a trip to June Deveau Galerie Studio.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yarmouth journey planner.

Vancouver to Yarmouth is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Yarmouth, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Yarmouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Maitland, June Deveau Galerie Studio, Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site, then make a trip to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, then steep yourself in history at Fort Anne National Historic Site, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Annapolis Royal vacation builder.

Drive from Yarmouth to Annapolis Royal in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Annapolis Royal, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lunenburg Historic District, then sample the fine beverages at Ironworks Distillery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Haskapa, walk around Graves Island Provincial Park, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally explore the galleries of Laurie Swim Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lunenburg itinerary planner.

Drive from Annapolis Royal to Lunenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Lunenburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Halifax.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Graves Island Provincial Park, Haskapa
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Graves Island Provincial Park ©
Graves Island Provincial Park

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Halifax: Peggy's Cove (William E. deGarthe Memorial Provincial Park, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, &more). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, browse the collection at Halifax Central Library, learn more about the world around you at Sea Turtle Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Halifax holiday builder website.

You can drive from Lunenburg to Halifax in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Peggy's Cove
Highlights from your plan
Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Thu), browse for gifts or souvenirs at Colouratura Art Gallery, admire all the interesting features of Cabot Trail, and then stop by Breton Treasures and Trinkets. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Catholic Church, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Uisge Ban Falls.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Baddeck trip builder.

Getting from Halifax to Baddeck by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Baddeck can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Colouratura Art Gallery, Breton Treasures and Trinkets, Cabot Trail
Highlights from your plan
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
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 19th (Sat): hike along Middle Head Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ingonish online trip maker.

Getting from Baddeck to Ingonish by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Ingonish sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail

2
nights
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 20th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, take a leisurely stroll along Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch, and then enjoy the sea views from Louisbourg Lighthouse. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, and then make a trip to The Big Fiddle.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisbourg trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Ingonish to Louisbourg in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sydney, Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse

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