11 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

11 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nova Scotia itinerary planner
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Fly
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Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lunenburg
— 3 nights
Drive to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Fly to Moscow

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Halifax — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Peggy's Cove (Peggy's Cove Lighthouse & William E. deGarthe Memorial Provincial Park). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, steep yourself in history at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Halifax tour itinerary planner.

Moscow, Russia to Halifax is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Moscow to Halifax, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in December, expect nights in Halifax to be about the same, around -5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Baddeck.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Baddeck, Cape Breton Island — 2 nights

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 29th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Bird Island Boat Tours, then fly down the slopes at Ski Ben Eoin, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Big Spruce Brewing. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Ski Tuonela, then admire all the interesting features of Cabot Trail, and then stop by Wildfire Pottery.

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Traveling by flight from Halifax to Baddeck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Halifax in December, expect nights in Baddeck to be about the same, around -7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lunenburg.
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Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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Lunenburg — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): cool off at Splashifax Waterparks, then relax and rejuvenate at Sensea Nordic Spa, and then stop by Nova Terra Cotta Pottery. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Lunenburg Historic District, then see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central United Church.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Lunenburg attractions planner.

You can drive from Baddeck to Lunenburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, Lunenburg is a bit warmer than Baddeck - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping · Museums
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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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