31 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

31 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Halifax
— 6 nights
Fly
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Sydney, Cape Breton Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Englishtown, NS, Ferry to Jersey Cove, NS, Drive to Ingonish
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to Englishtown, NS, Fly to Truro
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Truro
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yarmouth
— 4 nights
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Lunenburg
— 5 nights
Drive to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Fly to Orlando

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Halifax — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Swissair Flight 111 Memorial (in Indian Harbour) and Peggy's Cove (William E. deGarthe Memorial Provincial Park & Peggy's Cove Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, stroll the grounds of Fairview Lawn Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Halifax trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Halifax is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in March, expect Halifax to be colder, temps between 36°F and 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney, Cape Breton Island — 5 nights

Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Baddeck (Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site & Ski Tuonela), Ski Ben Eoin (in East Bay) and Louisbourg (Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site & Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail). There's still lots to do: stroll around Petersfield Provincial Park, gain insight at The Gaelic College, take an in-depth tour of Glace Bay Heritage Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey site.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Ingonish.
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ingonish side-trips: Colouratura Art Gallery (in Indian Brook), Cabots Landing Provincial Park (in Cape North) and Dingwall Harbour (in Dingwall). Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Spend the 15th (Tue) browsing for gifts at Salty Rose's and the Periwinkle Café. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabot Trail and trek along Broad Cove Trailhead.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ingonish travel planner.

Getting from Sydney to Ingonish by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°F in March, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Truro.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping · Trails
Side Trips

Truro — 6 nights

Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. Change things up with these side-trips from Truro: Jost Vineyards (in Malagash), Ski Wentworth (in Wentworth) and Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre (in Joggins). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Sugar Moon Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at Rogart Mountain Trail, walk around Victoria Park, and stroll through Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Truro trip itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ingonish to Truro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ingonish in March, with highs in Truro at 22°F and lows at 0°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) 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 Yarmouth's surroundings by going to Focus Gallery (in Shelburne), June Deveau Galerie Studio (in Saint-Alphonse) and Pond Cove Beach and Nature Preserve (in Brier Island). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at The Style Merchant, explore the galleries of Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch, stroll around Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Milo.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yarmouth trip maker website.

Drive from Truro to Yarmouth in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Lunenburg.
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Lunenburg — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lunenburg: Kejimkujik National Park Seaside (in Port Joli), Market on the Mersey (in Liverpool) and The Lords Ranch Ministry (in Kingston). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, look for gifts at Block Shop Books, make a trip to Peer Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Ross Farm Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lunenburg day trip planner.

Drive from Yarmouth to Lunenburg in 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Lunenburg can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

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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