25 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

25 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Drive to Truro
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Truro
— 4 nights
Fly to Sydney, Ferry to Ingonish
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Yarmouth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lunenburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Halifax
— 5 nights
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Truro — 4 nights

Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. Venture out of the city with trips to Caldera Distilling (in River John), Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre (in Joggins) and Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary (in Amherst). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Victoria Park, look for gifts at Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, take in the exciting artwork at Visual Voice Fine Art, and fly down the slopes at Ski Wentworth.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Truro trip builder.

Ahmedabad, India to Truro is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a -9.5 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in April, with highs in Truro at 1°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ingonish: Iron Art & Photographs (in Margaree Valley) and Coastal Trail (in Neils Harbour). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Middle Head Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabot Trail, and don't miss a visit to Christopher Gorey Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ingonish trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Truro to Ingonish takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Truro in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Ingonish: highs are around 7°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and then hit the slopes at Ski Ben Eoin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Ed's Books and More, see the interesting displays at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Glace Bay Heritage Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Louisbourg online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ingonish to Louisbourg takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Louisbourg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Tuonela and then contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Baddeck journey planner.

You can drive from Louisbourg to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Louisbourg in April, expect nights in Baddeck to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yarmouth.
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Yarmouth — 4 nights

Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yarmouth: Belliveau Cove Municipal Park (in Belliveaus Cove) and Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse (in Lower West Pubnico). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Style Merchant, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Forchu Lighthouse, explore the galleries of Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery, and kick back and relax at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yarmouth trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Baddeck to Yarmouth by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lunenburg: Old Burial Ground (in Liverpool) and Graves Island Provincial Park (in Chester). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, stop by Amos Pewter, contemplate the long history of St. James' Anglican Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Laurie Swim Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lunenburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yarmouth to Lunenburg in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Lunenburg can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Halifax.
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Halifax — 5 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.
Halifax is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, contemplate the long history of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery, and learn more about the world around you at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Halifax trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Lunenburg to Halifax in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lunenburg in April: high temperatures in Halifax hover around 0°C and lows are around -2°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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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