8 days in Nova Scotia South Shore Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia South Shore Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nova Scotia South Shore tour planner
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Lunenburg
— 4 nights
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Shelburne
— 3 nights
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Lunenburg — 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.
Go for a jaunt from Lunenburg to Chester to see Graves Island Provincial Park about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, stop by Amos Pewter, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lunenburg Historic District, and sample the fine beverages at Ironworks Distillery.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lunenburg trip planner.

Halifax to Lunenburg is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shelburne.
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Shelburne — 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shelburne: Liverpool (Fort Point Lighthouse Park & Old Burial Ground). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Shelburne's Museums By The Sea, walk around The Islands Provincial Park, contemplate the long history of Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, and don't miss a visit to Focus Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shelburne trip builder website.

You can drive from Lunenburg to Shelburne in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Lunenburg in October, expect Shelburne to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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