8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nova Scotia vacation planner
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Wolfville
— 1 night
Drive
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Annapolis Royal
— 1 night
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Halifax
— 1 night
Fly to Sydney, Ferry to Ingonish
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
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Wolfville — 1 night

Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. On the 4th (Sat), do a tasting at Domaine de Grand Pre and then contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Luckett Vineyards, take an in-depth tour of Randall House Museum, and then hike along Cape Split Trailhead.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Wolfville trip maker tool.

Toronto to Wolfville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Wolfville when traveling from Toronto in June, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Annapolis Royal.
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Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Annapolis Royal — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Anne National Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Port-Royal National Historic Site, and then make a trip to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Annapolis Royal journey maker tool.

You can drive from Wolfville to Annapolis Royal in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Halifax.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Halifax — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, then take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, and then brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Halifax trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Halifax in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ingonish.
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see what you can catch with Ingonish Lobster Tales and Scales, then trek along Middle Head Trail, and then stroll through Ingonish Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ingonish trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Halifax to Ingonish in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Ingonish are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Baddeck.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Baddeck, Cape Breton Island — 2 nights

For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, then take in the dramatic scenery at Uisge Ban Falls, and then look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns. On your second day here, hike along Cabot Trail and then get a dose of the wild on Bird Island Boat Tours.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Baddeck trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Ingonish to Baddeck takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Baddeck are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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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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