11 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

11 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

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11 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

Montreal
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
Ingonish
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Baddeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Montreal

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days
Ingonish

Ingonish ©
Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ingonish tour planner.

Memphis, USA to Ingonish is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Memphis to Ingonish, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in June, expect Ingonish to be colder, temps between 61°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Highlands Links Golf Course ©
Highlands Links Golf Course
Cape Smokey Provincial Park ©
Cape Smokey Provincial Park

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days
Baddeck

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Baddeck: Highland Village (in Iona), Glenora Inn and Distillery (in Mabou) and Cabot Links Golf Course (in Inverness). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by Baadeck Yarns, and take in the dramatic scenery at Uisge Ban Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Baddeck trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ingonish to Baddeck takes 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ingonish in June since evenings lows in Baddeck dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Baddeck

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Cabot Links Golf Course, Glenora Inn and Distillery, Highland Village
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Cabot Links Golf Course ©
Cabot Links Golf Course
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls

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Sydney

Sydney ©
Sydney is a community and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Miner's Museum (in Glace Bay) and Louisbourg (Louisbourg Lighthouse & Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Bras d'Or Lake, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Brook Beach, don't miss a visit to The Big Fiddle, and wander the streets of Meat Cove.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney travel planner.

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Sydney takes an hour. Traveling from Baddeck in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Louisbourg, Miner's Museum
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Miner's Museum
Miner's Museum
Bras d'Or Lake ©
Bras d'Or Lake

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