38 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Drive to Caledonia
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Caledonia
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Annapolis Royal
— 6 nights
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Tiverton
— 2 nights
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Brier Island
— 2 nights
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Yarmouth
— 4 nights
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Shelburne
— 2 nights
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Lunenburg
— 6 nights
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Halifax
— 9 nights
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Wolfville
— 6 nights
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Caledonia — 1 day

On the 9th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Caledonia itinerary planner.

Toronto to Caledonia is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Toronto in July since evenings lows in Caledonia dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive 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. Visiting Dockside Whale Watching & Charters and Annapolis Valley will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Fort Anne National Historic Site and Port-Royal National Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Annapolis Royal: Gilbert's Cove Lighthouse (in Gilberts Cove), Eglise Saint Bernard (in Saint Bernard) and Prim Point Lighthouse (in Digby). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Melanson Settlement National Historic Site, make a trip to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, examine the collection at North Hills Museum, and get in on the family fun at Upper Clements Parks.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Annapolis Royal trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Caledonia to Annapolis Royal takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Annapolis Royal can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tiverton.
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Tiverton — 2 nights

Tiverton is a small village located on the northeast tip of Long Island, Nova Scotia. On the 16th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with Ocean Explorations, then enjoy the sea views from Boar's Head Lighthouse, and then see majestic marine mammals with Petit Pasage Whale Watch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Balancing Rock Trail and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sacre-Coeur.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tiverton online attractions planner.

You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Tiverton in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Annapolis Royal in July, expect Tiverton to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brier Island.
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Brier Island — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Peter Island Lighthouse, then explore and take pictures at Seal Cove, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Brier Island Lighthouse, then visit a coastal fixture at Grand Passage Lighthouse, and then head off the coast to Brier Island.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brier Island trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tiverton to Brier Island takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Forchu Lighthouse and Bunker Island Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park and Pembroke Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Yarmouth side-trips: Major's Point (in Belliveaus Cove), Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse (in Lower West Pubnico) and Church Point (Sainte-Marie Catholic Church & Church Point Lighthouse (Le Phare d'la Pointe)). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at John's Cove Beach, contemplate the long history of Argyle Township Court House & Gaol, view the masterpieces at Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery, and walk around Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yarmouth tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Brier Island to Yarmouth takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Shelburne.
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Shelburne — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burial Ground, then take a memorable tour with Peter Lavender Fishing Guide Services, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carter's Beach. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Dory Shop Museum, then steep yourself in history at Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Roseway Beach, and finally walk around Sand Hills Beach Provincial Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Shelburne road trip planning tool.

Getting from Yarmouth to Shelburne by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lunenburg.
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Lunenburg — 6 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.
Popular historic sites such as Lunenburg Historic District and Knaut-Rhuland House Museum are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Rissers Beach Provincial Park and Sand Dollar Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Lunenburg side-trips: Chester Golf Club (in Chester) and Queensland Beach (in Queensland). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Hirtle's Beach, surround yourself with nature on Oak Island Tour, hike along Gaff Point Trail, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. James' Anglican Church.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lunenburg trip maker.

Traveling by car from Shelburne to Lunenburg takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Shelburne in July, expect nights in Lunenburg to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Halifax.
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Halifax — 9 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.
Visit Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site for their historical value. Visit Lawrencetown Beach and Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Shubenacadie Wildlife Park (in Shubenacadie), Peggy Of The Cove (in Glen Margaret) and Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures (in Green Oaks). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of York Redoubt National Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clam Harbour Beach, and ponder the world of politics at Province House.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Halifax vacation site.

You can drive from Lunenburg to Halifax in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Wolfville.
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Wolfville — 6 nights

Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Step out of the city life by going to Cape Split Trailhead and Ravine Trail. Grand Pre National Historic Site and The Old Covenanter Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wolfville: Berwick Heights Golf Course (in Berwick), McMaster Mill Historic Park (in Kingston) and Aylesford Lake Beach (in Aylesford). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Luckett Vineyards, steep yourself in history at Prescott House Museum, stroll through Blue Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Baxter Harbour Falls.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Wolfville day trip app.

You can drive from Halifax to Wolfville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Nova Scotia travel guide

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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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