12 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

12 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
4
Halifax
— 4 nights
5
Lunenburg
— 1 night
6
Annapolis Royal
— 1 night
7
Wolfville
— 1 night

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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

Louisbourg ©
Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe French military founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, naming it in honour of Louis XIV. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch, then steep yourself in history at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Louisbourg trip itinerary maker website.

Atlanta, USA to Louisbourg is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Louisbourg due to the time zone difference. In June, Louisbourg is much colder than Atlanta - with highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail
Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch ©

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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island

Ingonish ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Middle Head Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Ingonish itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Louisbourg to Ingonish takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cabot Trail
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail

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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

Baddeck ©
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 7th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls, take a leisurely stroll along Baddeck’s Boardwalk, steep yourself in history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Catholic Church, then look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Spruce Brewing.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Baddeck trip itinerary site.

Drive from Ingonish to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. June in Baddeck sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Baddeck

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Big Spruce Brewing
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Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
St. Michael's Catholic Church ©
St. Michael's Catholic Church

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Halifax

Halifax ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Halifax: Peggy's Cove (William deGarthe Art Gallery, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Province House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Properties, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Halifax tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Baddeck to Halifax in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Back to the Sea Touch Tank Hut
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Lunenburg

Lunenburg ©
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 12th (Sat): paddle through the water with Pleasant Paddling, see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lunenburg online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Halifax to Lunenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Lunenburg sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
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Pleasant Paddling ©
Pleasant Paddling
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

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Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, then identify plant and animal life at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Anne National Historic Site.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Annapolis Royal road trip planning app.

Drive from Lunenburg to Annapolis Royal in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lunenburg in June: highs in Annapolis Royal hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wolfville.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
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Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site

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Wolfville

Wolfville ©
Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Domaine de Grand Pre and then steep yourself in history at Grand Pre National Historic Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Wolfville, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Wolfville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Wolfville are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wolfville

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Grand Pre
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Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site
Domaine de Grand Pre ©
Domaine de Grand Pre

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