36 days in Nova Scotia South Shore Itinerary

36 days in Nova Scotia South Shore Itinerary

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Shelburne
— 19 nights
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Lunenburg
— 16 nights
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Shelburne — 19 nights

Shelburne is a town located in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada.HistoryEarly European settlers had small subsistence farms, but most of the inhabitants' income from that time to the present have been derived from the sea. Change things up with these side-trips from Shelburne: Liverpool (Rossignol Cultural Centre, Fort Point Lighthouse Park, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Shelburne's Museums By The Sea, walk around The Islands Provincial Park, don't miss a visit to Focus Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Black Loyalist Heritage Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shelburne route website.

Tampa, USA to Shelburne is an approximately 31-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tampa to Shelburne. Traveling from Tampa in October, things will get much colder in Shelburne: highs are around 53°F and lows about 31°F. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Lunenburg.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trip

Lunenburg — 16 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.
Explore Lunenburg's surroundings by going to Chester (St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Graves Island Provincial Park, &more), Bridgewater (Cookville Provincial Park & LaHave River Trail) and Indian Falls (in Newburne). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Peer Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lunenburg Historic District.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Lunenburg day trip planning site.

Getting from Shelburne to Lunenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Shelburne in October, things will get a bit warmer in Lunenburg: highs are around 59°F and lows about 48°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips