It is now 4 months until our Singapore trip and that is all sorted so I have moved on to our next project – Canada in 2016. In my last post I referred to it as USA and Canada, so although we may spend a few nights in the USA it is predominately about visiting the Maritime Provinces of Canada – Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.
We have had a few thoughts about how to do it but this is our latest idea.
Fly Brisbane/Los Angeles/Chicago
3 nights in Chicago
3 nights in Boston
Train to Portland, ME then ferry to Yarmouth, NS and pick up car.
3 weeks touring South Shore, Halifax, Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island, Bay of Fundy and north to Quebec City and drop off car.
5 nights in Quebec City
7 – 10 days travelling by train and possible stays in Montreal,Ottawa and Toronto. Visit Niagara Falls and return to Chicago to fly home.
This is still very much in the planning stages but I need to come up with a rough itinerary so that we can decide on the best destination as we want to make sure that we can book return flights (in this case, Chicago) as it is much more cost-effective than one-way international flights.
At the moment we are thinking of leaving in the second week of August and returning towards the end of September. We have spent a couple of nights in Boston on our previous trip to the USA in 2012 and are keen to see more of it. On the same trip we stopped briefly in Portland, ME but other than that we will be covering entirely new territory.
I would love to hear your suggestions and experiences if you have been anywhere that I have mentioned. Is there anything I have not covered that is on your ‘must see’ list?