17 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

17 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nova Scotia trip planner

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Fly
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Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly to Sydney, Ferry to Ingonish
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lunenburg
— 4 nights
Drive to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Fly to Mumbai

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Halifax

— 4 nights
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: Swissair Flight 111 Memorial (in Indian Harbour) and Peggy's Cove (Peggy's Cove Lighthouse & Beales' Bailiwick Ltd). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, steep yourself in history at Province House, and explore and take pictures at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Halifax itinerary builder website.

Mumbai, India to Halifax is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Halifax. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in July, with highs in Halifax at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ingonish.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Ingonish, Cape Breton Island

— 2 nights
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 30th (Sat): cast your line with Ingonish Lobster Tales and Scales, then make a trip to Christopher Gorey Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Middle Head Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ingonish trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Halifax to Ingonish takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Ingonish, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (in Louisbourg), Bird Island Boat Tours (in Big Bras d'Or) and Glace Bay (Cape Breton Miners' Museum & Glace Bay Heritage Museum). It doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Cabot Trail and steep yourself in history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Baddeck trip planner.

Getting from Ingonish to Baddeck by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Baddeck

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Annapolis Royal

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Anne National Historic Site, and then make a trip to ARTsPLACE. On the next day, examine the collection at Port-Royal National Historic Site, see the interesting displays at O'Dell House Museum, and then don't miss a visit to The Flight Of Fancy.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Annapolis Royal driving holiday planner.

Drive from Baddeck to Annapolis Royal in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lunenburg

— 4 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lunenburg side-trips: Graves Island Provincial Park (in Chester) and Liverpool (Market on the Mersey & Old Burial Ground). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, make a trip to Peer Gallery, experience rural life at Terra Beata Cranberries, and see the interesting displays at Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lunenburg travel route planner.

You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Lunenburg in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Annapolis Royal in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lunenburg: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Nova Scotia travel guide

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Military Museums · History Museums · Gardens
Small in terms of land area, Nova Scotia nevertheless encompasses nearly 3,800 islands floating in the Atlantic just off Canada's mainland. A vacation in Nova Scotia is understandably an ocean-based experienced, allowing you to stay within 60 km (40 mi) of the water no matter where you choose to base your adventure. Stay near the ocean, and you'll find mostly lighthouses and small settlements living off lobster fishing. Drive or cycle inland, and the landscape changes dramatically, with pretty orchards and photogenic highlands dominating the geography everywhere you look. For urban amenities during your Nova Scotia holiday, look no farther than provincial capital Halifax, offering the region's biggest range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.