5 days in Halifax & Gaspesie Region Itinerary

5 days in Halifax & Gaspesie Region Itinerary

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5 days in Halifax & Gaspesie Region Itinerary

Start: Halifax
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Halifax
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
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Carleton-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
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Murdochville
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Matane
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Halifax

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and finally look for gifts at Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, then take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Back to the Sea Touch Tank Hut, and finally enjoy the sea views from Peggy's Cove Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Halifax trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Halifax. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Carleton-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Halifax

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Back to the Sea Touch Tank Hut, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Carleton-sur-Mer

Carleton-sur-Mer ©
Carleton-sur-Mer is the fifth largest town of the Gaspésie's south shore, in southeastern Quebec, Canada, located on Route 132, along the Baie des Chaleurs.The town's territory includes the communities of Biron, Caps-de-Maria, Carleton, Robitaille, and Saint-Omer.HistoryTracadigash/CarletonAround 1756, seven families of exiled Acadians arrived in Tracadigash from Bonaventure and Restigouche, following their deportation from Beaubassin, Nova-Scotia, in 1755. On the 17th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratoire Notre-Dame-Du-Mont-St-Joseph, tee off at Club de Golf de Carleton-sur-Mer, and then trek along Sentiers de Randonnee Pedestre.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Carleton-sur-Mer trip maker app.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Halifax to Carleton-sur-Mer in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In May, daytime highs in Carleton-sur-Mer are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Murdochville.

Things to do in Carleton-sur-Mer

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Club de Golf de Carleton-sur-Mer ©
Club de Golf de Carleton-sur-Mer
Oratoire Notre-Dame-Du-Mont-St-Joseph ©

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Murdochville

Murdochville ©
Murdochville is a town in Quebec, Canada, one of only a few inland communities on the Gaspé Peninsula. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gaspe Peninsula. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Centre D'interpretation du Cuivre de Murdochville and then explore the striking landscape at Gaspe Peninsula.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Murdochville driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Carleton-sur-Mer to Murdochville in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Carleton-sur-Mer to Murdochville is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Carleton-sur-Mer in May: highs in Murdochville hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Matane.

Things to do in Murdochville

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Gaspe Peninsula
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Gaspe Peninsula ©
Gaspe Peninsula

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Matane

Matane ©
Matane is a town on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec, Canada, on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River at the mouth of the Matane River. On the 19th (Tue), trek along Sentier international des Appalaches, then enjoy the sea views from Musee du Vieux-Phare, then examine the collection at L'Ancien Magasin General A.G., and finally walk around Parc des iles.

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You can drive from Murdochville to Matane in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Murdochville to Matane, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Murdochville in May, you will find days in Matane are a bit warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Matane

Parks Museums Trails
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L'Ancien Magasin General A.G. ©
L'Ancien Magasin General A.G.
Musee du Vieux-Phare ©
Musee du Vieux-Phare

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