10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nova Scotia travel planner
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Halifax
— 1 night
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Seaforth
Drive
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Peggy's Cove
— 1 night
Drive
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Lunenburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Digby
— 1 night
Drive
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Antigonish
— 1 night
Drive
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Mabou
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Halifax
— 1 night
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Halifax — 1 night

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 17th (Fri), stop by NovaScotian Crystal Ltd..

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Halifax online driving holiday planner.

Toronto to Halifax is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seaforth.
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Seaforth

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seaforth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Halifax to Seaforth takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Seaforth are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Peggy's Cove.
Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Peggy's Cove — 1 night

Begin your Peggy's Cove holiday by exploring the area's Atlantic coastline, featuring water-washed rolling rocks dotted with a number of lighthouses, including the one recognized as the town's symbol.
On the 18th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Swissair Flight 111 Memorial.

Discover how to plan a Peggy's Cove trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Seaforth to Peggy's Cove in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Peggy's Cove are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Lunenburg on the 19th (Sun).
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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 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lunenburg day trip planning tool.

Drive from Peggy's Cove to Lunenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Lunenburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Digby.
Historic Sites · Museums

Digby — 1 night

Digby is a town in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Maud Lewis Replica House and then visit a coastal fixture at Prim Point Lighthouse.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Digby online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lunenburg to Digby takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lunenburg in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Digby, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Antigonish.
Historic Sites

Antigonish — 1 night

Antigonish is a town in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll around Arisaig Provincial Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Antigonish online trip builder.

You can drive from Digby to Antigonish in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to Mabou.
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Mabou — 1 night

On the 22nd (Wed), take in the waterfront at Inverness Beach Boardwalk and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenora Inn and Distillery.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mabou trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Antigonish to Mabou takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Sydney.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
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Sydney — 2 nights

Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. On the 23rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Big Fiddle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and then visit a coastal fixture at Louisbourg Lighthouse.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planner.

You can drive from Mabou to Sydney in 2 hours. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Halifax.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Halifax — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and then take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Halifax trip builder website.

You can fly from Sydney to Halifax in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Nova Scotia travel guide

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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.