46 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

46 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
1
Halifax
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Lunenburg
— 6 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h 30 min
3
Brier Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Yarmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Annapolis Royal
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Wolfville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Truro
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Toronto

6
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 Halifax's surroundings by going to Peggy's Cove (William E. deGarthe Memorial Provincial Park, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, &more) and Admiral Lake Trail (in Musquodoboit Harbour). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Halifax trip planner.

Toronto to Halifax is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Halifax is 1 hour. In June, Halifax is slightly colder than Toronto - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Dartmouth, Admiral Lake Trail, Marine Drive
Highlights from your plan
Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lunenburg side-trips: Pine Grove Park (in Milton), Graves Island Provincial Park (in Chester) and Liverpool (Old Burial Ground & Market on the Mersey). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and take in nature's colorful creations at Concrete Creation (Cosby's Garden Centre).

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lunenburg travel route planner.

Getting from Halifax to Lunenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Lunenburg sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brier Island.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Riverport, Mahone Bay, Liverpool, Pine Grove Park, Graves Island Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
The Ovens Park ©
The Ovens Park
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

1
night
Brier Island

Brier Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Northern Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Westport Cove Lighthouse, then make a trip to Brier Island Lighthouse, and finally step off the mainland to explore Brier Island.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brier Island trip tool.

Getting from Lunenburg to Brier Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Brier Island

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Brier Island Lighthouse ©
Brier Island Lighthouse
Brier Island ©
Brier Island

5
nights
Yarmouth

Yarmouth ©
Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Explore Yarmouth's surroundings by going to Denise Comeau Artiste (in Comeauville), Deep Sky Eye Observatory (in South Quinan) and June Deveau Galerie Studio (in Saint-Alphonse). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, examine the collection at Ross-Thomson House Museum, walk around Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, and browse the exhibits of Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yarmouth online travel route planner.

Getting from Brier Island to Yarmouth by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Yarmouth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Shelburne, Port Maitland, Denise Comeau Artiste, Baccaro Point Lighthouse, Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse
Highlights from your plan
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park ©
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park

5
nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Annapolis Royal: The Lords Ranch Ministry (in Kingston), Prim Point Lighthouse (in Digby) and Tiverton (Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises & Balancing Rock Trail). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort Anne National Historic Site, browse the eclectic array of goods at Annapolis Royal Farmers' and Traders' Market, stop by Catfish Moon Studio Crafts, and don't miss a visit to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Annapolis Royal road trip app.

You can drive from Yarmouth to Annapolis Royal in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Annapolis Royal are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wolfville.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bear River, Tiverton, The Lords Ranch Ministry, Prim Point Lighthouse, Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site
Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site

5
nights
Wolfville

Wolfville ©
Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Explore Wolfville's surroundings by going to Cape Split Trailhead (in Kentville) and Blomidon Provincial Park (in Canning). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Pre National Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Trecothic Creek & Windsor Railway, take a leisurely stroll along Hall's Harbour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Baxter Harbour Falls.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wolfville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Annapolis Royal to Wolfville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Wolfville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Truro.

Things to do in Wolfville

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Grand Pre, Port Williams, Kentville, Windsor, Canning
Highlights from your plan
Cape Split Trailhead ©
Cape Split Trailhead
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site
Domaine de Grand Pre ©
Domaine de Grand Pre

4
nights
Truro

Truro ©
Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. Explore Truro's surroundings by going to Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre (in Joggins), Heritage Models Museum (in River Hebert) and Burntcoat Head Park (in Noel). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Sherbrooke Village, walk around Acadia Park, do a tasting at Jost Vineyards, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Truro tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Wolfville to Truro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Truro is slightly colder than Wolfville - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Truro

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia Park, Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre, Jost Vineyards, Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures ©
Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre ©
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
Sherbrooke Village ©
Sherbrooke Village

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ingonish: MacIntosh Brook Trail (in Pleasant Bay), Cape North (Cabots Landing Provincial Park & Freshwater Lake Lookoff) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Bay St. Lawrence). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Breton Highlands National Park, hike along Middle Head Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franey Mountain, and play a few rounds at Highlands Links Golf Course.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ingonish trip maker site.

You can drive from Truro to Ingonish in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Dingwall, Cape North, MacIntosh Brook Trail, White Point Hiking Trail, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Highlands Links Golf Course ©
Highlands Links Golf Course

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baddeck: Margaree Salmon Museum (in Margaree Valley), Inverness (Inverness Beach Boardwalk & Doug Fraser Art Gallery and Sculptural Garden) and Iona (St. Barra st Columba Catholic Church & Highland Village). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, stop by The Tying Scotsman, trek along Gypsum Mine Trail, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Baddeck route planner.

Drive from Ingonish to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Baddeck can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Baddeck

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cheticamp, Inverness, Iona, Margaree Salmon Museum, Centre de la Mi-careme
Highlights from your plan
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site ©
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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. Explore Louisbourg's surroundings by going to Glace Bay (Glace Bay Heritage Museum & Cape Breton Miners' Museum) and Sydney (United Heritage Church, Cape Breton Regional Library, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, take a leisurely stroll along Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch, hike along Baille Ard Nature Trail, and visit a coastal fixture at Louisbourg Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Louisbourg trip builder website.

You can drive from Baddeck to Louisbourg in 1.5 hours. July in Louisbourg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sydney, Glace Bay
Highlights from your plan
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site ©
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail

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