A road trip through the rugged landscapes of Atlantic Canada features high on the bucket list of these two seasoned travelers. When you add Labrador as a far-flung destination, encounters with local people are rewarding while the natural side is even more spectacular!
June = iceberg time, one of the reasons why we suggested an earlier start.
By request, 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.
|Dates||24 days in June 2020|
|Region||Newfoundland and Labrador|
|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 (or May). Great food. Meeting people – wanting to be on the ‘inside‘ of local culture rather than a spectator.|
|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. A better than average 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|
CostNTC 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 2020.
|Cost per person (€1 = $Can 1.47)||$ Can||€ Euro|
|Return flight Halifax-St John’s-Halifax||486||331|
|Car rental (Alamo Midsize, 2 drivers, all in)||695||472|
|Accommodation Lodges (22)||1925||1309|
|Miscellaneous (park permits, fuel, etc.)||188||128|
|Excursion whales and puffins (2x)||130||88|
|Excursion Boat tour Gros Morne||65||44|
|Total (international airfare not included)||4521||3074|
|Custom Travel Plan & organization of your trip *
Traveling by rental car and tent camping would be $945/€642 cheaper per person. Flying direct to St John's would save $323/€157 pp. Notes - Car and RV rental is significantly cheaper in Nova Scotia. Snorkeling can only be included if traveler has certification.