15 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nova Scotia planner
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Wolfville
— 1 night
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Lunenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly to Sydney, Ferry to Ingonish
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
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Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
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Wolfville — 1 night

Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through The Gorge, then learn about winemaking at Luckett Vineyards, and then contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wolfville itinerary maker app.

Prince George to Wolfville is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Prince George to Wolfville, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Prince George in September, expect Wolfville to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lunenburg.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stop by The Lunenburg Makery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, then explore the galleries of Purcell Family Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and finally step aboard Bluenose II. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hooked Rug Museum of North America, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Saltbox Brewery, then sample the fine beverages at Ironworks Distillery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burial Ground.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lunenburg trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Wolfville to Lunenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Halifax.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halifax: Peggy Of The Cove (in Glen Margaret), Peggy's Cove (Peggy's Cove Lighthouse & William E. deGarthe Memorial Provincial Park) and Swissair Flight 111 Memorial (in Indian Harbour). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, sample the tasty concoctions at Alexander Keith's Brewery, take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and ponder the world of politics at Province House.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Halifax travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lunenburg to Halifax takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel 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 24th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail, then play a few rounds at Highlands Links Golf Course, and then trek along Middle Head Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Ingonish trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Halifax to Ingonish in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Ingonish can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the galleries of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Catholic Church, then examine the collection at Hall of the Clans, and finally gain insight at The Gaelic College.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Baddeck trip builder website.

Getting from Ingonish to Baddeck by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Baddeck can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Louisbourg.
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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch, then steep yourself in history at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, and then trek along Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Glace Bay Heritage Museum, explore the galleries of Cape Breton Miners' Museum, then make a trip to The Big Fiddle, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisbourg trip planning app.

Drive from Baddeck to Louisbourg in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Louisbourg are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Annapolis Royal.
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Annapolis Royal — 2 nights

Annapolis Royal, formerly known as Annapolis, is a town located in the western part of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada.Today's Annapolis Royal evolved from the 1605 French settlement of Port Royal (briefly Charlesfort), renamed in honour of Queen Anne following the Siege of Port Royal in 1710 by Britain. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the galleries of Fort Anne National Historic Site and then admire the natural beauty at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): explore the galleries of Port-Royal National Historic Site and then look for gifts at Lucky Rabbit and Co..

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Annapolis Royal trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Louisbourg to Annapolis Royal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In September, daytime highs in Annapolis Royal are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Nova Scotia travel guide

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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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