8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Sault Ste. Marie
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
2
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Sault Ste. Marie

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halifax: Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures (in South Maitland) and Peggy's Cove (Peggy's Cove Lighthouse & Swissair Flight 111 Memorial). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, stop by Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, learn about all things military at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Halifax trip app.

Sault Ste. Marie to Halifax is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in June: highs in Halifax hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baddeck: Colouratura Art Gallery (in Indian Brook), Louisbourg (Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, &more) and Cape Breton Highlands National Park (in Ingonish). There's still lots to do: cruise along Cabot Trail, gain insight at The Gaelic College, pause for some serene contemplation at St. James Presbyterian Church, and steep yourself in history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Baddeck tour website.

Getting from Halifax to Baddeck by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, Colouratura Art Gallery, St. James Presbyterian Church, Cape Breton Highlands National Park
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail

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