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Highlights of the Maritimes Self Drive
Discover the spectacular coastal scenery, heritage and fauna on this comprehensive self-drive itinerary visiting the best of Canada’s maritime regions. 
Highlights include: Bay of Fundy, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island and the Cabot Trail
Day 1: Halifax
Pick up your rental car at Halifax airport and make your way to the historic heart of Halifax.
Overnight in Halifax.

Day 2: Halifax
Today enjoy an included half-day Halifax city tour; hear heroic stories of the devastating Halifax Explosion, and the role that Halifax played in the Titanic disaster. View Historic Properties, the Titanic burial site, St. Paul’s Church, the busy port area, the various universities, and much more!
Overnight in Halifax.

Day 3: Halifax - Digby
This morning depart for Digby. Stop off at Wolfville, a charming university town with beautiful Victorian homes. Continue your drive through the Annapolis Valley with its river valleys known for apple growing.
Overnight in Digby.

Day 4: Digby – St. John
Board the Bay Ferries for the 2h45 sailing across the Bay of Fundy to St. John, New Brunswick. Keep your camera at the ready and your eyes peeled - The Bay of Fundy has over 20 species of whales including Minkes, Finbacks and Humpbacks.
Overnight in St. John.

Day 5: St John - Moncton
Today you will drive through spectacular rugged coastal scenery, passing tide carved shores, and unique rock formations along the famous Fundy Coastal Drive . Stop off and walk on the ocean floor at Hopewell Cape (depending on tides) and view the famous “Flower Pot Rocks” sculpted by the mighty Fundy Tides, one of the wonders of the world.
Overnight in Moncton.

Day 6: Moncton – Charlottetown
This morning cross the Confederation Bridge to Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island. On arrival head out to explore Charlottetown which has evoked many tales and stories of Canada’s historic roots.
Overnight in Charlottetown.

Day 7: Charlottetown
Explore fascinating Prince Edward Island. Visit Cavendish Beach and drive along the coastal route through PEI National Park. You may wish to visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum or try your hand at one of PEI’s excellent golf courses.
Overnight in Charlottetown.

Day 8: Charlottetown – Pictou
Enjoy a leisurely morning in Charlottetown before heading east to Wood Island where you will take the 75min ferry crossing to Caribou and Pictou in Nova Scotia.
Overnight in Pictou.

Day 9: Pictou – Baddeck
This morning journey north east, to Cape Breton Island and the town of Baddeck, which will be your base for the next 3 nights.
Overnight in Baddeck.

Day 10-11: Baddeck
Enjoy the next two days experiencing the dramatic scenery, rugged coastline and the local hospitality of the Cape Breton region. Spend a day exploring the famous Cabot Trail, this 184 mile long loop has been described as the most spectacular drive in North America. Visit local craft shops, take a boat trip to explore fabulous marine wildlife or enjoy stunning walks along the many coastal paths and trails.
Overnight in Baddeck.

Day 12: Baddeck – Western Shore
Today you will head south, leaving the rugged landscape of Cape Breton behind. You will travel the route known as Marine Drive and pass through local towns and villages, where you will see glimpses of Nova Scotia’s seafaring heritage. Visit Sherbrooke Village a restored 1860’s community and stop for a leisurely lunch on route.
Overnight in Western Shore

Day 13-14: Western Shore
For the next two days relax and soak up the atmosphere and experience the local way of life. Visit Peggy’s Cove with its lighthouse, made famous in a thousand photographs, sample excellent seafood and explore the small towns, villages and coves of Nova Scotia’s beautiful South coastline.
Overnight in Western Shore

Day 15: Western Shore – Halifax
Tour ends. Drive the short journey back to the Halifax Airport. Drop off your rental car and check in for your flight home or onward journey.



3 Star

4 Star



Lord Nelson Hotel

Delta Halifax



Coastal Inn Kingfisher

Digby Pines Golf resort


St. John


Delta Brunswick



Rodd Moncton

Rodd Moncton



Best Western

Delta Prince Edward Island



Pictou Lodge

Pictou Lodge



Inverary Resort

Inverary Resort


Western Shore

Atlantica Hotel & Marina

Atlantica Hotel & Marina

What\'s Included:
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation on room only basis.
  • Halifax Highlights City Tour - 1 hour. 
  • Document pack at hotel on arrival with maps and information.
  • Applicable taxes and GST/HST rebates for visitors to Canada.

Not Included:
  • Car Hire: Check out our car hire rates.
  • Flights: Check out our flights page.
  • Car parking at hotels.
  • Confederation Bridge Toll.
  • Ferry between Digby, Nova Scotia and Saint John, NB.
  • Ferry between Wood Islands, PEI and Caribou, Nova Scotia.
  • National Park fees, admission charges or day use parking at parks.
  • Meals.
  • Personal expenses and insurance.