We finally came up with approximate itinerary for our first 3 day tour in Cape Breton. Can I get your opinion please on some questions and the plan itself?
Day 1. Travel from Halifax to Cheticamp, arriving in the afternoon. Having lunch there or taking a ww Loveboat tour if we arrive before 1pm.
Exploring Cabot Trtail till Ingonish after around 6pm. Staying for the night in Ingonish.
Question - how doable is the plan taking into account we have a 2yo with us? When does it get dark on Cabot Trail? Cause that's the mountain area... How much time do you usually need for this part of the trail?
Another option is to make ww in another place, like Sydney. This will give us more time for exploring the Cabot Trail.
Day 2. Breakfast at Keltic Lodge.
Spending some time at Freshwater Lake and Cape Smokey.
Driving to Fortress and spending the rest of the day there ( I guess around 3-4 hours).
Day 3. Bell museum in the morning. Maybe also Highland museum at Iona.
What do you think? I know, that's a lot of driving, but you want to see something, and you never know when you'll have a chance for another trip in the area.