My husband and I plan to spend a week in Nova Scotia and PEI in mid-August. We're flying in and out of Charlottetown; we've booked the plane and car but nothing else. We enjoy hiking and I hope to see puffins. We also are interested in whale watching, perhaps kayaking, local music, and hopefully still finding some quiet time!
Are the roads to hiking trails accessible in an economy car (what we've rented) or should I plan to upgrade to an SUV?
Also, is the itinerary too ambitious? Not including enough? We're trying to keep the puffin tour near the front-end of our trip because I understand they migrate in mid-to-late August.. Any suggestions for changes would be welcome!
Day 1: land in Charlottetown in early evening
Day 2: Drive to Baddeck & do an afternoon hike
Day 3:Puffin tour in the morning, drive to Cheticamp in the afternoon
Day 4: Hike skyline trail in the morning, go on a whale-watch, drive to Ingonish
Day 5: Hike or kayak in the morning (or do a puffin tour if it was rained out earlier on) drive to Mabou
Day 6: Back to PEI (perhaps Cavendish)
Day 7: PEI / night Cavendish
Day 8: PEI / night Cavendish
Day 9: morning PEI; evening departure from Charlottetown Airport