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Just starting research. Hotels Aug / Sept

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Just starting research. Hotels Aug / Sept

Newly retired so we could go anytime. Might be looking at a trip next summer. Would there be a savings on hotels if we went in the first week of September? I am thinking it might be nice to go without a set itinerary and just find lodging as we go. I assume that would be easier in Sept. Thanks for your help

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1. Re: Just starting research. Hotels Aug / Sept

Yes it is great to be retired and able to travel during shoulder seasons. Cape Breton is popular in September and into October.

I am not so sure the prices will be less, but there may be more availability after Labour Day. Then in October things pick up again for Celtic Colours. You may want to check this festival out, and if you want to go at this time you will have to book ahead.


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2. Re: Just starting research. Hotels Aug / Sept

The first suggestion would be to try to tell us the main locations and experiences you want to have enjoyed on this trip.

The peak time around NS, NB and PEI is maybe from July 20 to August 10 and within that the last week/weekend in July. If Newfoundland is in the mix, that too has a factor as the distances between some locations on Newfoundland need to be factored in more so than on Nova Scotia or Cape Breton where distances and travel times can be compressed easier .

The other suggestion is depending on your general route , you can have some "base" stays for 1 to 3 or 4 days so that you don't change accommodations every day.

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