7 days in Ottawa & Halifax Itinerary

7 days in Ottawa & Halifax Itinerary

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7 days in Ottawa & Halifax Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Attractions like Canadian Museum of Nature and Omega Park make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Rideau Canal and Gatineau Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, stop by Flock Boutique, wander the streets of ByWard Market, and see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ottawa trip planning tool.

Toronto to Ottawa is an approximately 3-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Ottawa. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks Trails Museums

Side Trips

Omega Park, Gatineau Park
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Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
Omega Park ©
Omega Park
Gatineau Park ©
Gatineau Park

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Amos Pewter and Haskapa. For shopping fun, head to The Teazer or For The Birds Nature Shop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halifax: Mahone Bay (Suttles & Seawinds, The Dog Shop Bathhouse & Boutique, &more) and Lunenburg Farmers' Market (in Lunenburg). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, stop by Rousseau Chocolatier, learn about all things military at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and stroll through Point Pleasant Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Halifax trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ottawa to Halifax takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ottawa to Halifax. August in Halifax sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mahone Bay, Lunenburg Farmers' Market
Highlights from your plan
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
The Teazer ©
The Teazer

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