8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
Tram + Foot + Fly:  11 h
1
Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
2
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Lunenburg
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Dallas

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Halifax: Peggy's Cove (Peggy's Cove Lighthouse & Swissair Flight 111 Memorial). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Pleasant Park, contemplate the long history of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and ponder the world of politics at Province House.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Halifax road trip site.

Dallas, USA to Halifax is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Halifax is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in June, with highs in Halifax at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Peggy's Cove
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Victoria County Court House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Greenwood United Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Catholic Church, then take a leisurely stroll along Baddeck’s Boardwalk, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Big Spruce Brewing.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Baddeck tour itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Halifax to Baddeck in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Baddeck can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Baddeck

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Big Spruce Brewing
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Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Laurie Swim Gallery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lunenburg trip planning app.

You can drive from Baddeck to Lunenburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lunenburg can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Laurie Swim Gallery ©
Laurie Swim Gallery

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