44 days in Calgary, Nova Scotia & London Itinerary

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Calgary, Canada
— 11 nights
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Lunenburg, Canada
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Brier Island, Canada
— 1 night
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Yarmouth, Canada
— 4 nights
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Shelburne, Canada
— 3 nights
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Ingonish, Canada
— 4 nights
Ferry to Englishtown, NS, Fly to Halifax
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Halifax, Canada
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 10 nights
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Calgary, Canada — 11 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Get out of town with these interesting Calgary side-trips: Banff (The Historic Luxton Home Museum, Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff Springs, &more), Drumheller (Orkney Viewpoint, Royal Tyrrell Museum, &more) and Lake Louise (Bow Glacier Falls & Stanley Glacier Hike). On the 11th (Fri), spend a day of historical exploration at Heritage Park Historical Village. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Calgary Zoo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Fort Calgary, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sulphur Mountain.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Calgary trip itinerary planning app.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Calgary International Airport. In August in Calgary, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Lunenburg.
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Lunenburg, Canada — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beach Meadows Beach Park (in Brooklyn), Hooked Rug Museum of North America (in Hubbards) and Queensland Beach (in Queensland). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, learn about winemaking at Wine Kings, examine the collection at LaHave Islands Marine Museum, and steep yourself in history at Port-Royal National Historic Site.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lunenburg online visit planner.

Getting from Calgary to Lunenburg by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Calgary to Lunenburg due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lunenburg when traveling from Calgary in August, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Brier Island.
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Brier Island, Canada — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours, then step off the mainland to explore Brier Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Brier Island Lighthouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brier Island day trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Lunenburg to Brier Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lunenburg in August since evenings lows in Brier Island dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Yarmouth.
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Yarmouth, Canada — 4 nights

Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yarmouth: June Deveau Galerie Studio (in Saint-Alphonse), Belliveau Cove Municipal Park (in Belliveaus Cove) and Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse (in Lower West Pubnico). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Forchu Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Yarmouth County Museum and Archives, and learn the secrets of beer at Wine & Beer Tours of Nova Scotia.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Yarmouth day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brier Island to Yarmouth takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Shelburne.
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Shelburne, Canada — 3 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: Old Burial Ground (in Liverpool), Baccaro Point Lighthouse (in Barrington) and Pine Grove Park (in Milton). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Shelburne's Museums By The Sea, enjoy the sand and surf at Roseway Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Beach, and steep yourself in history at Black Loyalist Heritage Centre.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Shelburne trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Yarmouth to Shelburne takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ingonish.
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Ingonish, Canada — 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.
Step out of Ingonish to go to Indian Brook and see Leather Works by Jolene, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The adventure continues: cruise along Cabot Trail, kick back and relax at Black Brook Beach, stroll through North Bay Beach, and tee off at Highlands Links Golf Course.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ingonish trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shelburne to Ingonish in 7 hours. August in Ingonish sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Halifax.
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Halifax, Canada — 5 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 Clam Harbour Beach (in Clam Harbour), Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures (in Green Oaks) and Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company (in Truro). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, and sample the tasty concoctions at Alexander Keith's Brewery.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Halifax online travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ingonish to Halifax in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Halifax, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 10 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore London's surroundings by going to Bourton-on-the-Water (Cotswold Motoring Museum, Birdland, &more), Fly a Spitfire - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar (in Biggin Hill) and Croydon Disc Golf (in Croydon). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London trip website.

You can fly from Halifax to London in 10 hours. Traveling from Halifax to London, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly 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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