12 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Englishtown, NS, Fly to Halifax
— 4 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights


Baddeck, Cape Breton Island — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail and then get a dose of the wild on Bird Island Boat Tours. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Cabot Links Golf Course and then admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls.

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Toronto to Baddeck is an approximately 4-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 little chillier temperatures traveling from Toronto in July, with highs in Baddeck at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ingonish.
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island — 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Ingonish Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Middle Head Trail and St. Paul Island Museum & Lighthouse. Go for a jaunt from Ingonish to Bay St. Lawrence to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Chutes Mary Ann Falls and trek along Broad Cove Trailhead.

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Getting from Baddeck to Ingonish by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Ingonish sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halifax.
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Halifax — 4 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Lawrencetown Beach and Clam Harbour Beach. Get outdoors at Burntcoat Head Park and Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures. Change things up with a short trip to Coldstream Clear Distillery in Stewiacke (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and steep yourself in history at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ingonish to Halifax takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Tiverton.
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Tiverton — 1 night

Tiverton is a small village located on the northeast tip of Long Island, Nova Scotia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with Petit Pasage Whale Watch, then take a memorable tour with Ocean Explorations, and then trek along Balancing Rock Trail.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Halifax to Tiverton. Traveling from Halifax in July, things will get a bit cooler in Tiverton: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wolfville.
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Wolfville — 2 nights

Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Blomidon Provincial Park and then hike along Cape Split Trailhead. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Luckett Vineyards, then steep yourself in history at Grand Pre National Historic Site, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tides Contemporary Art Gallery.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Tiverton to Wolfville. Traveling from Tiverton in July, expect nights in Wolfville to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Nova Scotia travel guide

Historic Sites · Military Museums · Gardens
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.