Hi everyone! I was about to stay home for our stretch of days off but reading on this forum got me excited hence I'm planning a last minute road trip to Halifax July 1st/2nd to 9th hoping to explore the Cabot Trail and surrounding areas. With the help of this forum, I've gathered a rough itinerary but I still have a few questions hoping the experts here can shine some light on them. I have not booked any accommodations and our flights can be changed easily.
July 1st: Flying in from Toronto landing around 11am
Will the metro bus from the airport to downtown be on holiday hrs? Should I fly in on the 2nd instead?
July 2nd: Peggy's Cove/Lunenberg/Mahone Bay and drive to Iona. (Is Highland village in Iona worthwhile for the detour?)
July 3rd: Highland Village, Iona and then drive to Baddeck
July 4th: Baddeck: Bell's museum. What other attractions are there in the Baddeck area? I was reading on a possible boat tour of the lake?
Should I spend another night in Baddeck?
July 5th: Cheticamp. Do I need to stay 2 nights in Cheticamp? Or should I stay 1 night in Ingonish? Also I would like to include the Ceilidh Trail.
July 6th: should I stay an extra night in Pleasant Bay/Pictou or should I go straight back to Halifax from Cheticamp?
We are mainly interested in scenery and cultures. This may sound silly but for the Cabot Trail, aside from just driving on it. Are there trails we can hike around? If so where will they be?
Where do one explore on the Cabot Trail? Should we get to a hotel/b&b as a base and go around the area? Or should we make stops along the way?
Any input will be greatly appreciated! Thanks a bunch!