13 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

13 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Drive to Ben Gurion International Airport, Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Drive to Lunenburg
— 2 nights
Brier Island
— 1 night
— 1 night
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
— 4 nights


Lunenburg — 2 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.
Relax by the water at Crescent Beach and Summerville Beach Provincial Park. Take a break from the city and head to Hirtle's Beach and The Ovens Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church.

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Jerusalem, Israel to Lunenburg is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lunenburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Brier Island.
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Brier Island — 1 night

On the 20th (Wed), head outdoors with Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours, step off the mainland to explore Brier Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Brier Island Lighthouse.

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You can ride a ferry from Lunenburg to Brier Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Brier Island when traveling from Lunenburg in July, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mavillette.
Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Mavillette — 1 night

Mavillette offers some of the best scallop diving in Nova Scotia, but there's more to Mavillette vacation than shellfish.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): walk around Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park.

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Drive from Brier Island to Mavillette in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Mavillette are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Ingonish.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Side Trip

Ingonish, Cape Breton Island — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Middle Head Trail. There's much more to do: cruise along Cabot Trail, see what you can catch with Ingonish Lobster Tales and Scales, enjoy the sand and surf at Ingonish Beach, and play a few rounds at Highlands Links Golf Course.

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Getting from Mavillette to Ingonish by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Mavillette in July, expect nights in Ingonish to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Louisbourg.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island — 1 night

Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe French military founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, naming it in honour of Louis XIV. The harbour had been used by European mariners since at least the 1590s, when it was known as English Port and Havre à l'Anglois. On the 25th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kennington Cove Beach.

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Traveling by car from Ingonish to Louisbourg takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Halifax.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halifax: Swissair Flight 111 Memorial (in Indian Harbour) and Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures (in South Maitland). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

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Traveling by flight from Louisbourg to Halifax takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Halifax sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.