Newfoundland & Labrador road trip

St-John’s Harbour entrance, Newfoundland

22 day road trip | June 2017

A road trip through the rugged landscapes of Atlantic Canada featured high on the to-do list of these two experienced travelers. When you add Labrador as a far flung destination, encounters with local people become even more rewarding while the natural side is even more spectacular!

The trip starts and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a domestic flight connecting Halifax and St John’s.

Summary

Dates 24 days in June 2017
Region Newfoundland and Labrador
Party 2 adults
Transportation Rental car (midsize)
Driving distance 2950 km
Accommodation Hotels, Bed and Breakfast, lodges
Highlights Mix of nature and culture. Whale and puffin excursions. Icebergs (in June but not in August). Great food. Meeting people – wanting to be on the ‘inside‘ of local culture rather than a spectator.

Description

Day 1-2 Arrival St John’s. City hikes, relaxing.
Day 3 Bay Bulls. East Coast trail hike. Puffins and whales in Bay Bulls
Day 4-5 Trinity Bay. Snorkeling and hikes.
Day 6 Terra Nova National park. Good chance to spot a moose!
Day 7 Twillingate. Pittoresque and little known. Iceberg alley extraordinaire!
Day 8-10 On to Gros Morne National Park – fjords and tundra. Boat excursion.
Day 11 Drive & ferry to Southern Labrador
Day 12-14 Charlotte Town and Battle Harbour. Historically significant. Red Bay Historical Site (vikings).
Day 15 Ferry to Newfoundland. Hare bay ecological reserve and St Anthony.
Day 16-18 Driving towards St John’s via Pouch Cove
Day 19-20 St John’s regatta (traditional rowing regatta and music festival).
Day 21-22 Flight to Halifax. Exploring the city. Peggy’s cove and Lunenburg
Day 23 Departure Halifax

Cost

We do not offer ‘off the shelf’ travel packages. Every vacation is custom made.
The trip budget is based on the actual trip taking place in 2017.

Cost per person (€1 = $Can 1.40) $ Can € Euro
Car rental (Thrifty’s Midsize) 594 424
Ferry Labrador 67 48
Accommodation Lodges (22) 1688 1206
Miscellaneous (park permits free in 2017, fuel, etc.) 412 294
Excursion whales and puffins (2x) 171 122
Excursion Boat tour Gros Morne 59 42
Excursion snorkeling 266 190
Meals 805 575
Total (international airfare not included) 4062 2901
Custom Travel Plan & organization of your trip *
* Postage and printing travel guide extra ($Can 15/€ 20)
350 250

Traveling by rental car and tent camping would be $885/€ 610 cheaper per person. Notes - Car and RV rental is significantly cheaper in Nova Scotia. Snorkeling can only be included if one is already certified.

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