Amherst 04 Days
The distances to be covered and the time required to do so are approximate. They are based on driving according to the speed limits in force.
The distances between the regions represent the shortest distance between them from their respective limits, unless otherwise noted.
Travel distance: 205 km (from New Brunswick Border to Halifax)
Travel time: 2 hours
The provincial capital offers a multitude of things to see and do as well as overnight accommodations. An early morning departure will allow you to arrive in Halifax mid-morning. You will have all the afternoon and evening to start your visit to this great city.
To get to Halifax from the New Brunswick border, follow Trans-Canada Highway/NS-104 E (this route has a toll, $4.00 for passenger cars) which will branch off at Exit 15 to reach Trans-Canada Highway NS-102 S (Bridge tolls of 1$ for travel from Dartmouth and Halifax). Follow this road to the destination.
Travel time: 2 hours 10 minutes
When leaving Halifax, get on NS 102, take exit 4B to merge onto Evangeline Trail/Nova Scotia Trunk 1 W to Highway 101 toward NS-101/Lower Sackville/Windsor, continue onto NS-101 until Exit 20. Then follow Nova Scotia Trunk 1 W to Annapolis Royal.
Travel distance: 116 km
Travel time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Leaving Annapolis Valley, head north on Nova Scotia Trunk 1E, join NS-101 E towards Middleton/Halifax. Take Exit 10 for Nova Scotia Trunk 1 towards Grand Pré / Hortonville, follow the signs to Grand-Pré National Historic Site.
Travel time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
With the amount of attractions in the area you will have ample time to make a few more stops before returning back to your original destination. Take Trans-Canada Highway 101 E towards Halifax / Windsor to Bedford Highway. From Bedford, take Highway 102 following the road signs directing you past Robert L. Stanfield International Airport and Truro. Take exit 4 for Trans-Canada Highway/NS-104 W toward Amherst/New Brunswick.