5 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

5 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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5 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Toronto

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Clam Harbour Beach and Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park. Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Lawrencetown Beach in East Lawrencetown (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Government House, explore the activities along Sullivan's Pond, and brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

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Toronto to Halifax is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Toronto in August, you will find days in Halifax are little chillier (27°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Lawrencetown Beach, Clam Harbour Beach, Sullivan's Pond, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

Louisbourg ©
Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe town's name was given by French military forces who founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, in honour of Louis XIV. On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Halifax to Louisbourg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Louisbourg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Museums Historic Sites
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