12 days in Newfoundland Itinerary

12 days in Newfoundland Itinerary

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Fly
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St. John's
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bonavista
— 2 nights
Drive
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Twillingate
— 1 night
Drive to Lewisporte, Bus to Gros Morne National Park
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Gros Morne National Park
— 5 nights
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St. John's

City of Legends

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
When in St. John's, make a side trip to see Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour in Bell Island, approximately Bell Island away. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a stroll through George Street, explore the engaging exhibits at Johnson Geo Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St. John's online visit planner.

Ottawa to St. John's is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Ottawa to St. John's due to the time zone difference. In July, St. John's is slightly colder than Ottawa - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bonavista.

Things to do in St. John's

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

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Bonavista

Bonavista is a town on the Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): hike along Skerwink Trail, take a tour by water with Sea of Whales Adventures, and then trek along Gun Hill Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): stroll around Dungeon Provincial Park, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Ryan Premises National Historic Site, and finally get great views at The Elliston Puffin Site.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bonavista trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St. John's to Bonavista takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Twillingate.

Things to do in Bonavista

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

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Twillingate

Twillingate is a town of 2,269 people located on the Twillingate Islands ("Toulinquet") in Notre Dame Bay. On the 12th (Mon), examine the collection at Long Point Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Prime Berth Fishing Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Dildo Run Provincial Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Twillingate travel site.

You can drive from Bonavista to Twillingate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Twillingate

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

5
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Gros Morne National Park

Galapagos of Geology

A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Gros Morne National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Gros Morne, enjoy the sand and surf at Shallow Bay Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Gros Morne Wildlife Museum, and see the interesting displays at Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Gros Morne National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Twillingate to Gros Morne National Park in 6.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gros Morne National Park are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

Newfoundland travel guide

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Lighthouses · Historic Walking Areas · Hiking Trails
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.