23 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

23 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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23 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Amherst
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tatamagouche
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Canning
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Yarmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Lunenburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 30​min
End: Nottingham

2
nights
Amherst

Amherst ©
Amherst is a town in northwestern Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre and Springhill Miners' Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to GJDE Gift Emporium and Amherst Train Station Artisan Gallery and Marketfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amherst: Burntcoat Head Park (in Noel) and Northport Beach Provincial Park (in Northport). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Amherst Golf Club, view the masterpieces at Amherst Artisan Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amherst online holiday maker .

Nottingham, UK to Amherst is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tatamagouche.

Things to do in Amherst

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

GJDE Gift Emporium, Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre, Burntcoat Head Park, Northport Beach Provincial Park, Springhill Miners' Museum
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Burntcoat Head Park ©
Burntcoat Head Park
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre ©
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
Springhill Miners' Museum ©
Springhill Miners' Museum

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nights
Tatamagouche

Tatamagouche
Tatamagouche is a village in Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada.Tatamagouche is situated on the Northumberland Strait 50 kilometres north of Truro and 50 kilometres west of Pictou. On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at Anna Swan Museum, then learn about winemaking at Jost Vineyards, and then stroll through Blue Sea Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Sugar Moon Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Rogart Mountain Trail, and then examine the collection at Balmoral Grist Mill Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tatamagouche trip planner .

Traveling by car from Amherst to Tatamagouche takes 1.5 hours. September in Tatamagouche sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ingonish.

Things to do in Tatamagouche

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Earltown, Malagash, Balmoral Grist Mill Museum
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Balmoral Grist Mill Museum
Balmoral Grist Mill Museum
Jost Vineyards ©
Jost Vineyards
Anna Swan Museum ©
Anna Swan Museum

2
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Cabot Trail. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Colouratura Art Gallery and Leather Works by Jolene. Go for a jaunt from Ingonish to Bay St. Lawrence to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: tee off at Highlands Links Golf Course.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ingonish driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tatamagouche to Ingonish. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Canning.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Indian Brook, Cabot Trail, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Canning

Canning ©
Canning is a village in northeastern Kings County, Nova Scotia located at the crossroads of Route 221 and Route 358.HistoryThe area was originally settled by Acadians who were expelled in 1755 during the Acadian Expulsion. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park and then tee off at Parrsboro Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): do a tasting at Planters Ridge, pick up some local products at Noggins Corner Farm Market, take in the exciting artwork at Acadia University Art Gallery, then do a tasting at Domaine de Grand Pre, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Canning trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ingonish to Canning. In September, daily temperatures in Canning can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Canning

Golf Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Wolfville, Grand Pre, Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, Parrsboro Golf Course, Planters Ridge
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park ©
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site
Domaine de Grand Pre ©
Domaine de Grand Pre

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nights
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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site, learn about winemaking at Bear River Vineyards, then admire the natural beauty at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, and finally stop by Lucky Rabbit Pottery. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site, hunt for treasures at Annapolis Royal Farmers' and Traders' Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Far-Fetched Antiques and Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Fort Anne National Historic Site, and finally do a tasting at Annapolis Highland Vineyards.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Annapolis Royal online trip maker .

Drive from Canning to Annapolis Royal in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Annapolis Royal can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bear River, Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site

1
night
Yarmouth

Yarmouth ©
Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yarmouth tour builder app .

You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Yarmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Yarmouth

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
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Mavillette Beach Provincial Park ©
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery ©
Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery

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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.
Get some cultural insight at St. John's Anglican Church and Laurie Swim Gallery. Ironworks Distillery and Central United Methodist Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Lunenburg side-trips: Rissers Beach Provincial Park (in Petite Riviere) and Queensland Beach (in Queensland). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Ovens Natural Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Lunenburg Art Gallery, take a stroll through Blue Rocks, and view the masterpieces at Northern Sun Gallery & Gifts.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lunenburg journey maker site .

Getting from Yarmouth to Lunenburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Halifax.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mahone Bay, Rissers Beach Provincial Park, The Ovens Natural Park, Queensland Beach, Wine Kings
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The Ovens Natural Park ©
The Ovens Natural Park
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hope For Wildlife and Duncans Cove Nature Reserve. Popular historic sites such as Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Take a break from Halifax with a short trip to Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop in Elmsdale, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, take in the exciting artwork at Art 1274 Hollis Fine Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Halifax trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Lunenburg to Halifax takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop, Hope For Wildlife
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

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