10 days in Newfoundland Itinerary

10 days in Newfoundland Itinerary

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St. John's
— 2 nights
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Placentia
— 3 nights
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Bonavista
— 2 nights
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Harbour Grace
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St. John's

— 2 nights

City of Legends

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Harbourside Park and MUN Botanical Garden. Change things up with a short trip to Lighthouse Picnics in Ferryland (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Signal Hill, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trek along Rennie's River Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Quidi Vidi Lake.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St. John's online day trip planner.

Vancouver to St. John's is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Newfoundland Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in St. John's, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Placentia.

Things to do in St. John's

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Placentia

— 3 nights
Placentia is a town on the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador province, Atlantic coast of Canada. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at O'Reilly House Museum, then look for gifts at Heritage Shop Castle Hill, then walk around Castle Hill National Historic Site, and finally stroll around Cataracts Provincial Park. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre, do a tasting at Rodrigues Winery, and then stroll around Gooseberry Cove Provincial Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Placentia trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from St. John's to Placentia takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Placentia are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bonavista.

Things to do in Placentia

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Bonavista

— 2 nights
Bonavista is a town on the Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. On the 10th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, then take some stellar pictures from The Elliston Puffin Site, then hike along Gun Hill Trail, and finally trek along Skerwink Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Bonavista Museum, then contemplate the long history of Ryan Premises National Historic Site, then trek along Cape Shore Trail, and finally examine the collection at Hiscock House Provincial Historic Site.

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You can drive from Placentia to Bonavista in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Harbour Grace.

Things to do in Bonavista

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Harbour Grace

Harbour Grace is a town in Conception Bay on the Avalon Peninsula in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. On the 12th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Shades of the Past Museum, don't miss a visit to SS Kyle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Harbour Grace trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bonavista to Harbour Grace in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Harbour Grace are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harbour Grace

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Newfoundland travel guide

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Lighthouses · Historic Walking Areas · Dolphin & Whale Watching
One of the world's biggest islands, Newfoundland sits just off North America's eastern coastline, blocking the mouth of the St. Lawrence River and forming the largest estuary on the planet. A trip to Newfoundland reveals a place distinct from the rest of Canada, where even local time ticks away at its own pace--the island's time zone is 30 minutes ahead of the mainland's. Water remains the lifeblood of this land at the edge of the continent, so most holidays in Newfoundland include some form of sea-related activities. You can fish, sail, whale watch, explore lighthouses, and observe majestic icebergs as they drift by the island's rugged coastline.