8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
2
Halifax
— 4 nights

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial (in Sydney), Cape Breton Highlands National Park (in Ingonish) and Louisbourg (Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch & Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail, contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Baddeck trip builder site.

Toronto to Baddeck is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Toronto to Baddeck, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Toronto in August since evenings lows in Baddeck dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Louisbourg, Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial, Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site ©

4
nights
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 (Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, walk around Point Pleasant Park, brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Halifax vacation maker site.

Getting from Baddeck to Halifax by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Dartmouth
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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