8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nova Scotia itinerary planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Sydney, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Drive to Truro
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 1 night


Halifax — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shearwater Aviation Museum and Dartmouth Crossing. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, contemplate the long history of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and appreciate the history behind The Emigrant Statue.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Halifax online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Halifax. In April in Halifax, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

Sydney, Cape Breton Island — 1 night

Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. On the 21st (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Big Fiddle, pause for some photo ops at Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial, then examine the collection at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Redeemer Parish.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Halifax in April, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (6°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Truro.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Truro — 1 night

Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stop by Masstown Market, then take in the pleasant sights at Truro Tidal Bore Viewing Visitor Centre, and then stroll around Victoria Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Truro day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Truro with the Route module. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get slightly colder in Truro: highs are around 1°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yarmouth.
Parks · Shopping
Side Trip

Yarmouth — 1 night

Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. On the 23rd (Fri), view the masterpieces at Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Forchu Lighthouse, and then walk around Frost Park.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yarmouth travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Truro to Yarmouth in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lunenburg.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Lunenburg — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for gifts at Amos Pewter, view the masterpieces at Laurie Swim Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ironworks Distillery, then take in the exciting artwork at Purcell Family Art Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lunenburg attractions website.

Drive from Yarmouth to Lunenburg in 3 hours. In April in Lunenburg, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

Nova Scotia travel guide

Military Museums · History 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.