8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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8 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Quebec City

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Visiting Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Black Brook Beach will get you outdoors. Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder.

Quebec City to Sydney is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Quebec City in August, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail

3
nights
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.
Visit Clam Harbour Beach and Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Lawrencetown Beach and Sullivan's Pond. Go for a jaunt from Halifax to Peggy's Cove to see Peggy's Cove Lighthouse about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, and stroll the grounds of Fairview Lawn Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Halifax trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Halifax takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sullivan's Pond, Lawrencetown Beach, Clam Harbour Beach, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Clam Harbour Beach ©
Clam Harbour Beach

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