27 days in Canada & Bangor Itinerary

27 days in Canada & Bangor Itinerary

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Saint Hyacinthe, Canada
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Riviere du Loup, Canada
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Fredericton, Canada
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Charlottetown, Canada
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Ile du Havre Aubert, Canada
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Ingonish, Canada
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Baddeck, Canada
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Louisbourg, Canada
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Peggy's Cove, Canada
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Lunenburg, Canada
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Annapolis Royal, Canada
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Bangor, United States
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Saint Hyacinthe, Canada
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Saint Hyacinthe, Canada — 1 night

Saint-Hyacinthe is a city in southwestern Quebec east of Montreal on the Yamaska River. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Hyacinthe.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Hyacinthe online route planner.

Toronto to Saint Hyacinthe is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saint Hyacinthe, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Riviere du Loup.
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Riviere du Loup, Canada — 1 night

Rivière-du-Loup is a small city on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Station Exploratoire du Saint-Laurent (St. Lawrence Exploration Centre) and then stroll around Parc du Campus-et-de-la-Cite.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Riviere du Loup trip builder app.

Drive from Saint Hyacinthe to Riviere du Loup in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Saint Hyacinthe in August, you will find days in Riviere du Loup are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fredericton.
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Fredericton, Canada — 1 night

Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. On the 14th (Sun), don't miss a visit to St. Anne's Chapel of Ease and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wilmot United Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): learn about all things military at Guard House & Soldiers' Barracks and then examine the collection at New Brunswick Sports Hall Of Fame.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericton day trip site.

Getting from Riviere du Loup to Fredericton by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riviere du Loup to Fredericton due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riviere du Loup in August, expect nights in Fredericton to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Charlottetown.
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Charlottetown, Canada — 5 nights

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gardens of Hope and Great George Street Historic District. Appreciate the collections at The Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum and Lorimer Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Lieu historique national du Canada de Port-la-Joye—Fort-Amherst (in Rocky Point), Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace (in New London) and Cavendish Cemetery (in Cavendish). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Prince Edward Battery, admire the natural beauty at Rochford Square, and get interesting insight from Oyster Lovers Experience.

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Drive from Fredericton to Charlottetown in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ile du Havre Aubert.
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Ile du Havre Aubert, Canada — 2 nights

On the 20th (Sat), stop by Verger Pomeloi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Phare de l'Anse-a-la-Cabane and then examine the collection at Musee de la Mer.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ile du Havre Aubert trip builder tool.

Drive from Charlottetown to Ile du Havre Aubert in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Ingonish.
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Ingonish, Canada — 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), see majestic marine mammals with Keltic Express Zodiac Adentures, then cast your line with Ingonish Lobster Tales and Scales, and then stroll through North Bay Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ingonish online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ile du Havre Aubert to Ingonish in 13 hours. Another option is to travel. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Baddeck.
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Baddeck, Canada — 1 day

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 24th (Wed): look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns, then play a few rounds at Bell Bay Golf Club, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Baddeck driving holiday app.

Drive from Ingonish to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Louisbourg.
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Louisbourg, Canada — 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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stella Maris Rectory.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Louisbourg trip builder tool.

Getting from Baddeck to Louisbourg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Peggy's Cove.
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Peggy's Cove, Canada — 2 nights

Begin your Peggy's Cove holiday by exploring the area's Atlantic coastline, featuring water-washed rolling rocks dotted with a number of lighthouses, including the one recognized as the town's symbol.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): trek along Polly's Cove Hiking Trail, then stop by Beales' Bailiwick Ltd, and then explore the world behind art at William deGarthe Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hooked Rug Museum of North America, then enjoy the sand and surf at Queensland Beach, and then examine the collection at Peggy Of The Cove.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Peggy's Cove route builder site.

Getting from Louisbourg to Peggy's Cove by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Peggy's Cove sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lunenburg.
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Lunenburg, Canada — 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 28th (Sun): head outdoors with Lunenburg Ocean Adventures, explore the galleries of Lunenburg Art Gallery, and then stop by The Lunenburg Makery. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Laurie Swim Gallery, then experience rural life at Terra Beata Farms, and then contemplate the long history of Knaut-Rhuland House.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lunenburg trip builder website.

You can drive from Peggy's Cove to Lunenburg in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lunenburg are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Annapolis Royal.
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Annapolis Royal, Canada — 1 night

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 30th (Tue): make a trip to ARTsPLACE and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Far-Fetched Antiques and Art Gallery.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Annapolis Royal travel planning website.

Getting from Lunenburg to Annapolis Royal by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lunenburg in August, expect nights in Annapolis Royal to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bangor.
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Bangor, United States — 2 nights

Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Castine Historical Society, then examine the collection at Wilson Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Madison State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at 2 Feet Brewing.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bangor online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Annapolis Royal to Bangor takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Annapolis Royal to Bangor due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Bangor can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Hyacinthe.
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Saint Hyacinthe, Canada — 2 nights

On the 6th (Tue), play a few rounds at Club De Golf De Saint-Hyacinthe and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Saint-Hyacinthe.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Hyacinthe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bangor to Saint Hyacinthe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Wed).
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Canada travel guide

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Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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Iles de la Madeleine travel guide

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Landmarks · Breweries · Historic Sites
Magdalen Islands is one of two municipalities forming the urban agglomeration of Magdalen Islands in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region and the population is 12,291 as of the Canada 2011 Census.As part of a municipal reorganization across Quebec, the seven communities of the Magdalen Islands amalgamated to form the municipality of Magdalen Islands on January 1, 2002. However, after a referendum in 2004 the community of Grosse-Île decided to split from the municipality, effective January 1, 2006. Although Grindstone likewise voted to split in the same referendum, it did not actually do so.CommunitiesThe following are the six formerly independent communities that constitute Magdalen Islands:Grindstone (Cap-aux-Meules)Located on Grindstone Island (Île du Cap aux Meules in French), Grindstone was settled as early as the 19th century. Before the 2002 amalgamation, it was the Magdalen Islands' smallest community in land area, but because of its location at the centre of the archipelago, it has become the most important business centre of the islands and, as such, was named "Capital of the Islands." The ferry servicing Cap-aux-Meules to Souris, Prince Edward Island constitutes the archipelago's only port of entry by sea.

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Cape Breton Island travel guide

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Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Hiking Trails
Encompassing a fifth of Nova Scotia's land area, Cape Breton Island supports a thriving tourism sector with its blend of cultural, historical, and natural attractions. In addition to several small towns with a strong sense of community, popular places to visit on Cape Breton Island include the largest national park in the Maritime provinces. Sheltering many iconic Canadian animals, the park contains the scenic Cabot Trail, drawing nearly half a million annual cyclists, walkers, and drivers. Epic natural scenery keeps most visitors outdoors during their Cape Breton Island vacation, but this destination also boasts several major indoor attractions, like a world-famous whiskey distillery and a reconstructed 18th-century fortress.
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