18 days in Newfoundland Itinerary

18 days in Newfoundland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Newfoundland tour planner
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Gros Morne National Park
— 4 nights
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L'Anse aux Meadows
— 1 night
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Drive to St. Anthony Airport, Fly to St. John's International Airport, Drive to Bell Island
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Bell Island
— 1 night
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St. John's
— 4 nights
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Ferryland
— 2 nights
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Bonavista
— 2 nights
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Twillingate
— 3 nights
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Gros Morne National Park — 4 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Gros Morne National Park and The Tablelands. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and Molly Made Fibre Art Studio Inc.. When in Gros Morne National Park, make a side trip to see Newfoundland Insectarium in Reidville, approximately Reidville away. There's still lots to do: trek along Gros Morne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lookout Hills Trail, get a new perspective on nature at Gros Morne Wildlife Museum, and see the interesting displays at The Discovery Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gros Morne National Park travel itinerary planner.

Ottawa to Gros Morne National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Gros Morne National Park, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in August, expect Gros Morne National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly to L'Anse aux Meadows.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
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Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

L'Anse aux Meadows — 1 night

Offering access to the remains of an 11th-century Viking settlement, L'Anse aux Meadows tourism draws history buffs from afar.
On the 21st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Norstead Viking Village and then steep yourself in history at L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our L'Anse aux Meadows day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Gros Morne National Park to L'Anse aux Meadows takes 3 hours. When traveling from Gros Morne National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in L'Anse aux Meadows, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Bell Island.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Bell Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Bell Island Lighthouse and then admire all the interesting features of Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour.

Before you visit Bell Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from L'Anse aux Meadows to Bell Island. Traveling from L'Anse aux Meadows in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bell Island, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to St. John's.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

St. John's — 4 nights

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Get a sense of the local culture at Signal Hill and George Street. You'll explore and learn at The Rooms and Johnson Geo Centre. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Head Trail, meet the residents at Suncor Energy Fluvarium, and trek along East Coast Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St. John's travel route website.

Traveling by car from Bell Island to St. John's takes 1.5 hours. In August in St. John's, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ferryland.
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Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:

Ferryland — 2 nights

Ferryland is a town in Newfoundland and Labrador on the Avalon Peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Colony of Avalon and then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Picnics. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Molly Bawn Whale & Puffin Tours and then contemplate the long history of Ferryland.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ferryland road trip planning website.

You can drive from St. John's to Ferryland in 1.5 hours. August in Ferryland sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bonavista.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Bonavista — 2 nights

Bonavista is a town on the Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. On the 29th (Mon), take a tour by water with Sea of Whales Adventures and then hike along Skerwink Trail. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Bonavista Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Ryan Premises National Historic Site.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Bonavista trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Ferryland to Bonavista by car takes about 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bonavista can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Twillingate.
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Twillingate — 3 nights

Twillingate is a town of 2,269 people located on the Twillingate Islands ("Toulinquet") in Notre Dame Bay. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dildo Run Provincial Park. Long Point Lighthouse and Twillingate Museum & Crafts Shop will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, examine the collection at Isles Wooden Boat Museum, and hike along French Beach Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Twillingate trip planner.

You can drive from Bonavista to Twillingate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

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.
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