20 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

20 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nova Scotia vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Drive to Lunenburg
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Lunenburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wolfville
— 3 nights
Fly to Sydney, Ferry to Ingonish
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Halifax
— 6 nights
Fly

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Lunenburg

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lunenburg: Focus Gallery (in Shelburne), Old Burial Ground (in Liverpool) and Maritime Painted Saltbox Gallery (in Petite Riviere). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, don't miss a visit to Peer Gallery, examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and contemplate the long history of Ironworks Distillery.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Lunenburg trip itinerary tool.

Ahmedabad, India to Lunenburg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Lunenburg. Traveling from Ahmedabad in November, things will get cooler in Lunenburg: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wolfville.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Wolfville

— 3 nights
Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wolfville: Cape Split Trailhead (in Scots Bay), Blomidon Provincial Park (in Canning) and Avondale Sky Winery (in Newport Landing). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site, take in panoramic vistas at Look-off Family Campground & Takeout, learn about winemaking at Luckett Vineyards, and take an in-depth tour of Randall House Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Wolfville trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Lunenburg to Wolfville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lunenburg in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Wolfville, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ingonish.

Things to do in Wolfville

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Ingonish, Cape Breton Island

— 3 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.
Step out of Ingonish to go to Indian Brook and see Leather Works by Jolene, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. There's still lots to do: cruise along Cabot Trail, play a few rounds at Highlands Links Golf Course, hike along Middle Head Trail, and make a trip to Christopher Gorey Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ingonish driving holiday site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Wolfville to Ingonish takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Ingonish are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

— 1 night
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 11th (Thu): make a trip to The Water's Edge Gallery of Fine Art & Crafts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Catholic Church, and then take an in-depth tour of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Baddeck trip planner.

Drive from Ingonish to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ingonish in November, expect Baddeck to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Baddeck

Historic Sites · Museums

Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

— 2 nights
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. The harbour had been used by European mariners since at least the 1590s, when it was known as English Port and Havre à l'Anglois. On the 12th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Louisbourg Lighthouse and then see the interesting displays at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Glace Bay Heritage Museum, examine the collection at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, and then don't miss a visit to The Big Fiddle.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Louisbourg fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Baddeck to Louisbourg in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Baddeck in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Louisbourg, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Halifax.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Halifax

— 6 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), Peggy Of The Cove (in Glen Margaret) and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Province House, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, and sample the tasty concoctions at Alexander Keith's Brewery.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Halifax trip maker site.

Fly from Louisbourg to Halifax in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Halifax are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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.