4 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

4 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Antigonish
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Baddeck
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Ingonish
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
End: Antigonish

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls, and then explore the galleries of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Baddeck holiday planner.

Antigonish to Baddeck is an approximately 2- hour car ride. In September in Baddeck, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site ©
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Ingonish

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ingonish Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Cove Trail, and then walk around Cape Smokey Provincial Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ingonish trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Ingonish takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ingonish can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Ingonish Beach ©
Ingonish Beach
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail

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