8 days in Nova Scotia South Shore Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia South Shore Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nova Scotia South Shore tour planner

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Lunenburg
— 4 nights
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Shelburne
— 3 nights
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Lunenburg

— 4 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Lunenburg to Chester to see Graves Island Provincial Park about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, view the masterpieces at Laurie Swim Gallery, look for gifts at Amos Pewter, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lunenburg trip builder app.

Halifax to Lunenburg is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. September in Lunenburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shelburne.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Shelburne

— 3 nights
Shelburne is a town located in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada.HistoryEarly European settlers had small subsistence farms, but most of the inhabitants' income from that time to the present have been derived from the sea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shelburne: Liverpool (Fort Point Lighthouse Park & Old Burial Ground). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Shelburne's Museums By The Sea, make a trip to Focus Gallery, walk around The Islands Provincial Park, and take an in-depth tour of Black Loyalist Heritage Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shelburne online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lunenburg to Shelburne in 1.5 hours. In October, Shelburne is little chillier than Lunenburg - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Shelburne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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