6 days in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia & New Brunswick Itinerary

6 days in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia & New Brunswick Itinerary

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Charlottetown
— 1 day
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Lunenburg
— 2 nights
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Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saint John
— 1 night
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Charlottetown

— 1 day

Birthplace of Confederation

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Province House National Historic Site, then cruise along Points East Coastal Drive You Pick Tulips, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tea Hill Provincial Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Charlottetown day trip site.

Toronto to Charlottetown is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Charlottetown due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, plan for little chillier nights in Charlottetown, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Charlottetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Lunenburg

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stop by Dots & Loops and then view the masterpieces at Laurie Swim Gallery. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Lunenburg Art Gallery, experience rural life at Terra Beata Cranberries, and then stroll around Second Peninsula Provincial Park.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lunenburg road trip planning tool.

Fly from Charlottetown to Lunenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Lunenburg are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Halifax.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Shopping · Museums · Parks

Halifax

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, get a sense of history and politics at Province House, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Ground and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Halifax journey website.

Traveling by car from Lunenburg to Halifax takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Saint John.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Saint John

— 1 night

Canada's Irish City

An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Cobalt Art Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Handworks Gallery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John Stone Anglican Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint John road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Saint John takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Halifax in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saint John, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Saint John

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Prince Edward Island travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Beaches · Theme Parks
Garden of the Gulf
Canada's only island province, Prince Edward Island earned the nickname the "Garden of the Gulf" thanks to its pastoral landscape of rolling green hills and a patchwork of cultivated fields. The country's smallest province in terms of land and population, the island boasts a long coastline marked by sandy beaches, making up in visual appeal what they lack in modern infrastructure. It's easy to get away from everyone during a vacation in Prince Edward Island, as this photogenic landmass features just a scattering of small towns housing warmhearted locals stubbornly clinging to their easygoing lifestyle. Begin your Prince Edward Island tour in Charlottetown, the quaint provincial capital with a good selection of bars and restaurants.

Nova Scotia travel guide

4.5
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.

New Brunswick travel guide

4.1
State Parks · Bodies of Water · Parks
Pristine natural scenery, photogenic little towns, charming beaches, and sprawling parks remain top reasons to take a trip to New Brunswick. This relatively small Canadian province with a long Atlantic coastline remains sparsely populated, the majority of its area covered with dense forests. Five scenic drives intersect the region, allowing visitors to spend their New Brunswick holiday sightseeing from the comfort of a rented car or bicycle. If you prefer to stay near the water, don't miss the world-famous Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides, several species of whales, and quaint seaside settlements maintaining their own slow pace of life.