10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

10 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nova Scotia trip itinerary planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Peggy's Cove
— 1 day
— 1 night
Port Mouton
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Digby, Ferry to Saint John, NB, Fly to Toronto


Halifax — 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Halifax Public Gardens and Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, traverse land and water with a duck tour, enjoy some diversion at Historic Properties, and get a sense of history and politics at Province House.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Halifax road trip 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. In July, Halifax is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Peggy's Cove.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Peggy's Cove — 1 day

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 14th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Swissair Flight 111 Memorial.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Peggy's Cove trip planner.

Drive from Halifax to Peggy's Cove in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Peggy's Cove are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Lunenburg.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): experience rural life at Terra Beata Cranberries and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Ovens Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour of Bluenose II, then see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lunenburg Historic District.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lunenburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Peggy's Cove to Lunenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Mouton.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Port Mouton — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): walk around Kejimkujik National Park Seaside and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carter's Beach.

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Drive from Lunenburg to Port Mouton in an hour. Traveling from Lunenburg in July, Port Mouton is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yarmouth.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

Yarmouth — 2 nights

Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum and then walk around Frost Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, browse the exhibits of Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse.

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Traveling by car from Port Mouton to Yarmouth takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips

Nova Scotia travel guide

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.