22 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

22 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Wolfville
— 2 nights
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Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
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Yarmouth
— 2 nights
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Lunenburg
— 4 nights
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Halifax
— 4 nights
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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
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Wolfville — 2 nights

Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Escape the urban bustle at Burntcoat Head Park and Ravine Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Avondale Sky Winery in Newport Landing (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Luckett Vineyards, awaken your taste buds at Benjamin Bridge, sample the fine beverages at Barrelling Tide Distillery, and experience rural life at Dakeyne Farm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wolfville trip planner.

Toronto to Wolfville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Toronto in October, Wolfville is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car 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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Annapolis Brewing Company and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Annapolis Royal online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wolfville to Annapolis Royal takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Annapolis Royal can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Yarmouth.
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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 6th (Thu): make a trip to Pelton-Fuller House, kick back and relax at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, and then kick back and relax at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Pond Cove Beach and Nature Preserve and then learn the secrets of beer at Wine & Beer Tours of Nova Scotia.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yarmouth online route planner.

Getting from Annapolis Royal to Yarmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lunenburg.
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Lunenburg — 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Ironworks Distillery and St. John's Anglican Church. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Crescent Beach and Summerville Beach Provincial Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Carter's Beach (in Port Mouton) and Beach Meadows Beach Park (in Brooklyn). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hirtle's Beach, kick back and relax at Sand Dollar Beach, and see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lunenburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yarmouth to Lunenburg takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lunenburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Escape the urban bustle at Clam Harbour Beach and Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Lawrencetown Beach (in East Lawrencetown) and Swissair Flight 111 Memorial (in Indian Harbour). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Garrison Brewing Co., and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Halifax trip planner.

Getting from Lunenburg to Halifax by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Halifax are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly 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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Cape Breton Miners' Museum and then kick back and relax at Dominion Beach Provincial Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kennington Cove Beach and then contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Louisbourg travel route planner.

Fly from Halifax to Louisbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Louisbourg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ingonish.
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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.
Relax by the water at Black Brook Beach and North Bay Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Ingonish Lobster Tales and Scales. The adventure continues: tee off at Highlands Links Golf Course, stroll through Middle Head Trail, and kick back and relax at Ingonish Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ingonish road trip planner.

You can drive from Louisbourg to Ingonish in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ingonish are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Baddeck.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Spruce Brewing and then take an in-depth tour of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Cabot Trail and then enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Baddeck trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Ingonish to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to 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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