28 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

28 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nova Scotia holiday planner

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Drive to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Drive to Bedford
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Bedford
— 1 night
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Dartmouth
— 5 nights
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Peggy's Cove
— 1 night
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Annapolis Royal
— 6 nights
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Windsor
— 4 nights
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Wolfville
— 3 nights
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Caledonia
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Chester
— 3 nights
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Liverpool
— 2 nights
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Drive to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Fly to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Drive to Georgetown

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Bedford

— 1 night
Bedford is a suburban community of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hike along Hemlock Ravine, then let little ones run wild at DeWolf Park, and then let little ones run wild at Aplaydia Indoor Playground.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bedford trip planner.

Georgetown, USA to Bedford is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Georgetown to Bedford. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dartmouth.

Things to do in Bedford

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Dartmouth

— 5 nights
Dartmouth is a community and former city in the Halifax Regional Municipality of Nova Scotia, Canada. Dartmouth is known for nature, shopping, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Back to the Sea Touch Tank Hut, explore the landscape on two wheels at Dartmouth Harbourwalk Trail, get engrossed in the history at Evergreen House (Dartmouth Heritage Museum), and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Banook.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dartmouth trip app.

Dartmouth is just a stone's throw from Bedford. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Peggy's Cove.

Things to do in Dartmouth

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove

— 1 night
Begin your Peggy's Cove holiday by exploring the area's Atlantic coastline, featuring water-washed rolling rocks dotted with a number of lighthouses, including the one recognized as the town's symbol.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at William deGarthe Art Gallery, visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, then pause for some photo ops at Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at William E. deGarthe Memorial Provincial Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Peggy's Cove online vacation planner.

You can drive from Dartmouth to Peggy's Cove in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Peggy's Cove

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Annapolis Royal

— 6 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. Annapolis Royal is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, make a trip to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, steep yourself in history at Port-Royal National Historic Site, and catch all the local highlights with Annapolis Royal Candlelight Graveyard Tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Annapolis Royal tour builder website.

Drive from Peggy's Cove to Annapolis Royal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Peggy's Cove in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Annapolis Royal, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Windsor.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Windsor

— 4 nights
Windsor is a Canadian town located in Hants County, Nova Scotia. Windsor is known for museums, winter sports, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Trecothic Creek & Windsor Railway, take an in-depth tour of The Birthplace of Hockey Museum, stop by Readers' Haven, and get all the information you need at Visitor Information Centre.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Windsor visit planner.

Getting from Annapolis Royal to Windsor by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Windsor, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Wolfville.

Things to do in Windsor

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

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. Wolfville is known for wineries, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Randall House Museum, learn something new at Gaspereau Valley Fibers, get thoroughly spooked out with Wolfville's Gravely Ghost Walks, and admire the natural beauty at The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Wolfville trip planner.

Wolfville is very close to Windsor. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Caledonia.

Things to do in Wolfville

Shopping · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Caledonia

Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll through McGowan Lake Fish Hatchery.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Caledonia day trip planning tool.

Getting from Wolfville to Caledonia by car takes about 2 hours. October in Caledonia sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chester.

Things to do in Caledonia

Wildlife · Parks

Chester

— 3 nights
Chester is a village on the Chester Peninsula, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada.HistoryChester was officially founded in 1759 during the French and Indian War. On the 6th (Wed), walk around Graves Island Provincial Park, play a few rounds at Chester Golf Club, then examine the collection at Lordly House Museum, and finally add some adventure to your tour with The Kayak Shack. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Oak Island Tour, then stop by The Village Emporium, then get great views at Lightfoot Tower Zoe Valle Memorial Library, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Anglican Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chester road trip planner.

Getting from Caledonia to Chester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Caledonia in October, Chester is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Chester

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Liverpool

— 2 nights
Liverpool is a Canadian community and former town located along the Atlantic Ocean of the Province of Nova Scotia's South Shore. Liverpool is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Old Burial Ground, examine the collection at Hank Snow Home Town Museum, see a show at Astor Theatre, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market on the Mersey.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Chester to Liverpool takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Liverpool are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

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.