19 days in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island Itinerary

19 days in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island Itinerary

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Big Bras d'Or, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
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Halifax
— 4 nights
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Lunenburg
— 3 nights
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Yarmouth
— 2 nights
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Saint John
— 3 nights
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Alma
— 2 nights
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Georgetown
— 2 nights
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Cavendish
— 1 night

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Big Bras d'Or, Cape Breton Island

Big Bras d'Or ©
Big Bras d'Or is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Victoria County on Cape Breton Island. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take a memorable tour with Bird Island Boat Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. James Presbyterian Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Leather Works by Jolene, view the masterpieces at Colouratura Art Gallery, and then explore and take pictures at Cabot Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Big Bras d'Or trip planner.

Montreal to Big Bras d'Or is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Montreal to Big Bras d'Or, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in May, things will get slightly colder in Big Bras d'Or: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Big Bras d'Or

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

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Bird Island Boat Tours ©
Bird Island Boat Tours
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Leather Works by Jolene ©
Leather Works by Jolene

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Step out of the city life by going to Clam Harbour Beach and Point Pleasant Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halifax: Burntcoat Head Park (in Noel) and Peggy's Cove (William deGarthe Art Gallery & Peggy's Cove Lighthouse). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, admire the landmark architecture of Province House, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, and get to know the fascinating history of Historic Properties.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Halifax day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Big Bras d'Or to Halifax. In June, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Halifax

Side Trips

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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
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.
Head to Amos Pewter and Purcell Family Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site and Hirtle's Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Lunenburg: Summerville Beach Provincial Park (in Summerville) and Beach Meadows Beach Park (in Brooklyn). There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with Pleasant Paddling, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, see the interesting displays at Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum, and explore the galleries of Laurie Swim Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lunenburg online holiday maker.

You can drive from Halifax to Lunenburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lunenburg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
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Pleasant Paddling ©
Pleasant Paddling
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Hirtle's Beach ©
Hirtle's Beach

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Yarmouth

Yarmouth ©
Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): make a trip to Pelton-Fuller House, kick back and relax at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, stroll through Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, then view the masterpieces at Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at The Style Merchant. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Pembroke Beach, then explore the galleries of Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch, and then identify plant and animal life at Pond Cove Beach and Nature Preserve.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yarmouth trip site.

You can drive from Lunenburg to Yarmouth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint John.

Things to do in Yarmouth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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Mavillette Beach Provincial Park ©
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch ©

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Saint John

Saint John ©

Canada's Irish City

An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Saint John City Market and McKay's Wild Blueberry Farm Stand. Visiting Irving Nature Park and Fundy Trail Parkway will get you outdoors. When in Saint John, make a side trip to see New River Beach Provincial Park in New River Beach, approximately New River Beach away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at New Brunswick Museum, take in panoramic vistas at SKYWALK Saint John, contemplate the waterfront views at Reversing Falls Rapids, and contemplate the long history of Loyalist House.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint John day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yarmouth to Saint John takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Saint John can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alma.

Things to do in Saint John

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:
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Irving Nature Park ©
Irving Nature Park
Fundy Trail Parkway ©
Fundy Trail Parkway
Saint John City Market ©
Saint John City Market

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Alma

Alma ©
Alma is a village in the parish of Alma, Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada. On the 14th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Fundy National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Enrage, identify plant and animal life at Mary's Point Bird Sanctuary/Shepody National Wildlife area, then immerse yourself in nature at Hopewell Rocks, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ha Ha Cemetery, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Green Pig Country Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alma trip planner.

You can drive from Saint John to Alma in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Alma are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Alma

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Fundy National Park ©
Fundy National Park
Hopewell Rocks ©
Hopewell Rocks
Cape Enrage ©
Cape Enrage

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Georgetown

Georgetown ©
Georgetown is a town in Prince Edward Island; and is the county seat of Kings County. On the 16th (Wed), cast your line with Tranquility Cove Adventures, then take in the exciting artwork at Artisans on Main, and then see the interesting displays at Greenwich Interpretation Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Confederation Trail, stroll around Buffaloland Provincial Park, then identify plant and animal life at Basin Head - Beyond the Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at East Point Lighthouse.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Georgetown using our trip planner.

Getting from Alma to Georgetown by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In June in Georgetown, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cavendish.

Things to do in Georgetown

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:
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Tranquility Cove Adventures ©
Tranquility Cove Adventures
East Point Lighthouse ©
East Point Lighthouse
Greenwich Interpretation Centre ©
Greenwich Interpretation Centre

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Cavendish

Cavendish ©
Known to fans of writer Lucy Maud Montgomery as the setting of "Anne of Green Gables," Cavendish represents a top destination on Prince Edward Island.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for gifts at North Shore Surf Company, kick back and relax at North Rustico Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cavendish Cliffs, then don't miss a visit to Green Gables, and finally stroll through Cavendish Beach.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cavendish trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Georgetown to Cavendish in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cavendish

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Cavendish Beach ©
Cavendish Beach
Green Gables ©
Green Gables
North Rustico Beach ©
North Rustico Beach

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