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Where should we go first Halifax, Cape Breton or PEI

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Where should we go first Halifax, Cape Breton or PEI

We are going to be leaving Montreal for the east coast July 15 and tour for aprox 10 days.

Where should we head first Nova Scotia or PEI? We want to see the Cabot Trail, Halifax and PEI.

Between Montreal and recommended first destination where should we stop for the night?

My spouse's vacation was just approved so this is last minute planning.

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1. Re: Where should we go first Halifax, Cape Breton or PEI

Are you driving from Montreal or flying? If driving then you wouldn't want to back track so doing PEI first then NS then Cape Breton would make sense. To me anyway.

If flying you should start in Halifax.

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2. Re: Where should we go first Halifax, Cape Breton or PEI

From Montreal drive to the Confederation Bridge and take it to PEI. Then take the ferry to Nova Scotia and head to Cape Breton. Then go to Halifax (and wherever else) and then drive back.

http://goo.gl/maps/XOghx

If you look at this map you will see that Riviere du Loup or Edmonston may be good stopping places. However you could just see how the driving is going. There are motels along the way.

Check out this website for lots of information for Nova Scotia.

www.novascotia.com

Edited: 9:50 am, June 20, 2014
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3. Re: Where should we go first Halifax, Cape Breton or PEI

We are driving from Montreal, it is our starting point because we going to a concert.

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4. Re: Where should we go first Halifax, Cape Breton or PEI

The drive from Montreal can be done in a single day depending on how comfortable you are with a full day of driving.

I'll echo my support for the PEI - Cape Breton - Halifax itinerary.

For stops Riviere-du-Loup or Edmunston are probably good choices. Fredericton is also an option. Are you looking for a hotel or will you be camping? If the latter there are some cool options along the way.

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