7 days in Ottawa & Halifax Itinerary

7 days in Ottawa & Halifax Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Ferry + Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Halifax
— 3 nights
Bus + 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.
For shopping fun, head to ByWard Market or Flock Boutique. Attractions like Canadian Museum of Nature and Omega Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site, examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, hike along Gatineau Park, and look for gifts at Cats R Us Cat Boutique.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ottawa day trip planning app.

Toronto to Ottawa is an approximately 3- hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ottawa, with lows around 17°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gatineau Park, Omega Park
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Rideau Canal National Historic Site ©
Rideau Canal National Historic Site
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 The Dog Shop Bathhouse & Boutique. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halifax: Lunenburg Farmers' Market (in Lunenburg) and Mahone Bay (Suttles & Seawinds, Have A Yarn, &more). 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 combination of flight and bus from Ottawa to Halifax takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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
Amos Pewter ©
Amos Pewter
Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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