Newfoundland & Labrador road trip

St-John’s Harbour entrance, Newfoundland

24 day road trip | June 2018

A road trip through the rugged landscapes of Atlantic Canada features 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! June = iceberg time, one of the reasons why we suggested an earlier start.

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

Summary

Dates 24 days in June 2018
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 Halifax. City hikes, relaxing. Peggy’s cove and Lunenburg. On day 2 – afternoon flight to St John’s
Day 3 Bay Bulls. East Coast trail hike. Puffins & Whales in Bay Bulls
Day 4-5 Trinity Bay. Snorkeling with whales 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 12-15 Charlotte Town and Battle Harbour. Historically significant. Red Bay Historical Site (vikings).
Day 16 Ferry to Newfoundland. Hare bay reserve (slightest of chances to see a polar bear…..) & St Anthony.
Day 17-19 Driving towards St John’s via Pouch Cove
Day 20-22 St John’s – pubs, topsy turvy roads. Regatta (traditional rowing and music festival – august only).
Day 23 Flight to Halifax.
Day 23-24 Departure Halifax and arrival home

Cost

NTC does not offer ‘off the shelf’ travel packages. Every vacation is custom made.
The trip budget is based on the actual trip taking place in 2018.

Cost per person (€1 = $Can 1.45) $ Can € Euro
 Return flight Halifax-St John’s-Halifax 495 343
Car rental (Hertz Midsize) 551 380
Ferry Labrador 88 61
Accommodation Lodges (22) 1705 1175
Miscellaneous (park permits, fuel, etc.) 427 295
Excursion whales and puffins (2x) 120 83
Excursion Boat tour Gros Morne 65 45
Excursion snorkeling 275 190
Meals 740 510
Total (international airfare not included) 4466 3082
Custom Travel Plan & organization of your trip *
* Postage and printing travel guide extra ($Can 35/€ 25)
350 250

Traveling by rental car and tent camping would be $945/€ 650 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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