20 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

20 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

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20 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

Winnipeg
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
Ingonish
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Baddeck
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Winnipeg

7
days
Ingonish

Ingonish ©
Les Trois Pignons and St. Paul Island Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Ingonish Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Change things up with these side-trips from Ingonish: Glass Artisans Gallery (in Cape North), St. Paul South West Lighthouse (in Dingwall) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Pleasant Bay). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

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Winnipeg to Ingonish is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Winnipeg to Ingonish due to the time zone difference. In July, Ingonish is little chillier than Winnipeg - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingwall, Cheticamp, Cape North, Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlour, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Ingonish Beach ©
Ingonish Beach
Les Trois Pignons
Les Trois Pignons

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Cabot Links Golf Course. Highland Village and Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Baddeck side-trips: Mabou (Glenora Inn and Distillery, West Mabou Beach Provincial Park, & more), Point Michaud Beach Provincial Park (in Point Michaud) and Inverness Beach Boardwalk (in Inverness). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls, tee off at Baddeck Forks Golf Course, don't miss a visit to The Water's Edge Gallery of Fine Art & Crafts, and stop by Baadeck Yarns.

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You can drive from Ingonish to Baddeck in 2 hours. Traveling from Ingonish in July, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Baddeck. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Baddeck

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Mabou, Inverness, Highland Village, Margaree Salmon Museum, Egypt Falls
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Cabot Links Golf Course ©
Cabot Links Golf Course
Highland Village
Highland Village
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls

4
days
Sydney

Sydney ©
Sydney is a community and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Get in touch with nature at Black Brook Beach and Bras d'Or Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Meat Cove and Kennington Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Miner's Museum (in Glace Bay) and Louisbourg (Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Louisbourg Lighthouse, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Jost Heritage House, take in the exciting artwork at Cape Breton Centre For Craft & Design, look for gifts at Ed's Books & More, and examine the collection at Whitney Pier Historical Society Museum.

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You can drive from Baddeck to Sydney in an hour. Traveling from Baddeck in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, Miner's Museum
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Black Brook Beach ©
Black Brook Beach
Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse

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