8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Peggy's Cove
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Port Maitland
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Annapolis Royal
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Sherbrooke
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Peggy's Cove — 2 nights

Begin your Peggy's Cove holiday by exploring the area's Atlantic coastline, featuring water-washed rolling rocks dotted with a number of lighthouses, including the one recognized as the town's symbol.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Amos Pewter, then don't miss a visit to William E. deGarthe Memorial Provincial Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Chester Golf Club, then stroll around Graves Island Provincial Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Swissair Flight 111 Memorial.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Peggy's Cove trip itinerary planner.

Halifax to Peggy's Cove is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Peggy's Cove can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Maitland.
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Port Maitland — 2 nights

Port Maitland is a small community in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Milo, Frost Park and Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park. On the 4th (Mon), stroll around Frost Park, explore the activities along Lake Milo, then kick back and relax at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, and finally see majestic marine mammals with Freeport Whale & Seabird Tours. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Hubert and Belle's and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Maitland travel planner.

Traveling by car from Peggy's Cove to Port Maitland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Annapolis Royal.
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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 (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, examine the collection at Port-Royal National Historic Site, and then make a trip to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Annapolis Royal itinerary planning site.

Drive from Port Maitland to Annapolis Royal in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Sherbrooke.
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Sherbrooke — 2 nights

Change things up with a short trip to Taylor Head Provincial Park in Spry Bay (about 1h 10 min away).

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sherbrooke holiday maker website.

You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Sherbrooke in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sherbrooke can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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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