10 days in New Brunswick & Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Drive to Moncton
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Moncton
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint John
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Manan
— 1 night
Drive
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Tiverton
— 1 night
Drive
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Englishtown, NS, Fly to Halifax
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Halifax
— 2 nights
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Moncton — 1 night

Hub City

Called "Hub City" because of its history as a major transportation center, Moncton boasts two universities and a pleasant downtown filled with restaurants and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hike along Sackville Waterfowl Park, then identify plant and animal life at Irishtown Nature Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hopewell Rocks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Moncton route planner.

Tampa, USA to Moncton is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tampa to Moncton, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in August, expect nights in Moncton to be much colder, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint John.
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Saint John — 1 night

Canada's Irish City

An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
On the 28th (Sun), trek along Harbour Passage and then walk around Irving Nature Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saint John trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Moncton to Saint John takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Manan.
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Grand Manan — 1 night

Grand Manan Island is a Canadian island, and the largest of the Fundy Islands in the Bay of Fundy. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sea views from Swallowtail Lighthouse, and then admire the majestic nature at Anchorage Provincial Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Manan trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Saint John to Grand Manan in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Manan can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tiverton.
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Tiverton — 1 night

Tiverton is a small village located on the northeast tip of Long Island, Nova Scotia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): hike along Balancing Rock Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tiverton trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Grand Manan to Tiverton takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Manan in August, expect nights in Tiverton to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are slightly colder, around 67°F. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Baddeck.
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island — 1 night

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 31st (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Uisge Ban Falls, and then contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Baddeck trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Tiverton to Baddeck takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Tiverton in August, expect nights in Baddeck to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ingonish.
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island — 2 nights

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 1st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Chutes Mary Ann Falls and then trek along White Point Hiking Trail. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Ingonish Beach, hike along Middle Head Trail, then stroll around Cape Smokey Provincial Park, and finally take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ingonish trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Baddeck to Ingonish in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halifax.
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Halifax — 2 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Lawrencetown Beach. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Halifax trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ingonish to Halifax takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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New Brunswick travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Parks
Pristine natural scenery, photogenic little towns, charming beaches, and sprawling parks remain top reasons to take a trip to New Brunswick. This relatively small Canadian province with a long Atlantic coastline remains sparsely populated, the majority of its area covered with dense forests. Five scenic drives intersect the region, allowing visitors to spend their New Brunswick holiday sightseeing from the comfort of a rented car or bicycle. If you prefer to stay near the water, don't miss the world-famous Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides, several species of whales, and quaint seaside settlements maintaining their own slow pace of life.
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Nova Scotia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Military 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.
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