4 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

4 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

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4 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

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.
Start 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 steep yourself in history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Baddeck holiday maker .

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 Tours Outdoors
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Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Ingonish Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then hike along Green Cove Trail, and then walk around Cape Smokey Provincial Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ingonish trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Baddeck to Ingonish in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ingonish

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Side Trip

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

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