28 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

28 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nova Scotia holiday planner
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Drive to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Drive to Bedford
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Bedford
— 1 night
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Dartmouth
— 5 nights
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Peggy's Cove
— 1 night
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Annapolis Royal
— 6 nights
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Windsor
— 4 nights
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Wolfville
— 3 nights
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Caledonia
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Chester
— 3 nights
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Liverpool
— 2 nights
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Bedford — 1 night

Bedford is a suburban community of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hike along Hemlock Ravine, then let little ones run wild at DeWolf Park, and then let little ones run wild at Aplaydia Indoor Playground.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bedford trip planner.

Georgetown, USA to Bedford is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Georgetown to Bedford. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dartmouth.
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Dartmouth — 5 nights

Dartmouth is a community and former city in the Halifax Regional Municipality of Nova Scotia, Canada. Dartmouth is known for nature, shopping, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Back to the Sea Touch Tank Hut, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bedford Institute of Oceanography, examine the collection at Shearwater Aviation Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sullivan's Pond.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dartmouth vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Dartmouth is very close to Bedford. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Peggy's Cove.
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Peggy's Cove — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at William deGarthe Art Gallery, visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, then pause for some photo ops at Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at William E. deGarthe Memorial Provincial Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Peggy's Cove online vacation planner.

You can drive from Dartmouth to Peggy's Cove in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Annapolis Royal.
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Annapolis Royal — 6 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. Annapolis Royal is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, make a trip to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, steep yourself in history at Port-Royal National Historic Site, and catch all the local highlights with Annapolis Royal Candlelight Graveyard Tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Annapolis Royal tour builder website.

Drive from Peggy's Cove to Annapolis Royal in 3 hours. Traveling from Peggy's Cove in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Annapolis Royal, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Windsor.
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Windsor — 4 nights

Windsor is a Canadian town located in Hants County, Nova Scotia. Windsor is known for museums, winter sports, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Trecothic Creek & Windsor Railway, enjoy unforgettable views with East Coast Balloon Adventures, see a show at Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, and experience rural life at Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Farm.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Windsor visit planner.

Getting from Annapolis Royal to Windsor by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Windsor, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Wolfville.
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Wolfville — 3 nights

Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Wolfville is known for wineries, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Where It's At, browse the fresh offerings at Noggins Corner Farm Market, get engrossed in the history at Randall House Museum, and grab your bike and head to Harvest Moon Trailway.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wolfville day trip planning site.

Wolfville is just a short distance from Windsor. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Caledonia.
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Caledonia

Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at McGowan Lake Fish Hatchery.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Caledonia day trip planning tool.

Getting from Wolfville to Caledonia by car takes about 2 hours. October in Caledonia sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chester.
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Chester — 3 nights

Chester is a village on the Chester Peninsula, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada.HistoryChester was officially founded in 1759 during the French and Indian War. On the 6th (Wed), walk around Graves Island Provincial Park, play a few rounds at Chester Golf Club, then examine the collection at Lordly House Museum, and finally add some adventure to your tour with The Kayak Shack. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Oak Island Tour, then stop by The Village Emporium, then get great views at Lightfoot Tower Zoe Valle Memorial Library, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Anglican Church.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chester trip tool.

Traveling by car from Caledonia to Chester takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Caledonia in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Chester. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 2 nights

Liverpool is a Canadian community and former town located along the Atlantic Ocean of the Province of Nova Scotia's South Shore. Liverpool is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Old Burial Ground, examine the collection at Hank Snow Home Town Museum, see a show at Astor Theatre, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market on the Mersey.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Chester to Liverpool takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Liverpool are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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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