8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nova Scotia tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Lunenburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Annapolis Royal
— 1 night
Drive
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Wolfville
— 2 nights
Fly to Sydney, Ferry to Ingonish
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Cheticamp, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Sydney / J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport, Fly to Toronto

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Lunenburg

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Ironworks Distillery and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Lunenburg Historic District, step aboard Bluenose II, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lunenburg trip planner.

Toronto to Lunenburg is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Toronto to Lunenburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lunenburg, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors

Annapolis Royal

— 1 night
Annapolis Royal, formerly known as Annapolis, is a town located in the western part of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada.Today's Annapolis Royal evolved from the 1605 French settlement of Port Royal (briefly Charlesfort), renamed in honour of Queen Anne following the Siege of Port Royal in 1710 by Britain. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Port-Royal National Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, and then admire all the interesting features of Fort Anne National Historic Site.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Annapolis Royal route planner.

Traveling by car from Lunenburg to Annapolis Royal takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Lunenburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Annapolis Royal: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Wolfville.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Historic Sites · Museums

Wolfville

— 2 nights
Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. On the 25th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Grand Pre National Historic Site, learn about winemaking at Domaine de Grand Pre, and then do a tasting at Grand Pre Wines. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Gaspereau Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Luckett Vineyards, and then experience rural life at Dakeyne Farm.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Wolfville travel planner.

Traveling by car from Annapolis Royal to Wolfville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Wolfville are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ingonish.

Things to do in Wolfville

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ingonish, Cape Breton Island

— 1 night
Nestled on a cozy harbor surrounded by green forests, the coastal town of Ingonish serves as the perfect coastal retreat for those after a quiet getaway.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get outside with Ingonish Lobster Tales and Scales, then hike along Middle Head Trail, and then kick back and relax at Ingonish Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ingonish road trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Wolfville to Ingonish takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cheticamp.

Things to do in Ingonish

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Cheticamp, Cape Breton Island

— 2 nights
Cheticamp boasts rich and thriving culture shaped by the descendants of French colonists and indigenous peoples.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): hike along Acadian Trail, then see the interesting displays at Les Trois Pignons, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter's Church. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Cabot Cliffs Golf Course and then play a few rounds at Cabot Links Golf Course.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cheticamp attractions planner.

You can drive from Ingonish to Cheticamp in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cheticamp

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.