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5 day itinerary

Ontario, Canada
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5 day itinerary

We are arriving late Sept 4 and leaving on the 10th flying in and out of St. John's. If we spend nights 1 and 2 in St. Johns, is it reasonable to stay night 3 in Placentia or should we stay in Branch? We are wanting to enjoy the sightseeing and hikes along the way from SJ. Also, how long would it take then to drive (and sightsee) up to the Bonavista area? Am thinking of staying maybe around clarenville for night 4 and then aound harbour grace area for night 5. Any good hikes/trails not to miss and any ideas on b & b's and local eateries?


Scunthorpe, United...
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1. Re: 5 day itinerary

This website is really good for finding distances and drive times between different places.


You will need to add on time to sightsee and hike on the way - so make an allowance for this once you've decided what you want to do.

Carbonear, Canada
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2. Re: 5 day itinerary

I would suggest 3 nights in Placentia is too long. While lovely, the Cape Shore area is rather smallish - you can get from Placentia to Branch in about an hour. Be sure to check out the seabird sanctuary. It's a lovely drive along the Cape Shore from Placentia to Branch, but few places to stop for a lengthy stay, i.e you'll stop to take pictures but there's no other diversions, not even a shop. You might consider whether you'd spend a night in Placentia or St. Bride's, and then drive around the St. Mary's Bay area (a few hours), going via Trepassey, then on to Ferryland or Cape Broyle area for another night. The drive from Placentia to the turnoff to St. Mary's Bay is a little over an hour.

Gros Morne National...
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3. Re: 5 day itinerary

What about:

Sept 4: Arrive St. John's late, first overnight in St. John's

Sept 5: Explore St. John's, Bay Bulls, Witless Bay, second overnight in St. John's

Sept 6: St. John's to Brigus (1 hr), overnight in Brigus

Sept 7: Brigus to Trinity (2.5 hrs), overnight in Trinity

Sept 8: Trinity to Dildo (2.5 hrs), overnight in Dildo

Sept 9: Dildo to St. John's (1 hr 10 minutes), overnight in St. John's

Sept 10: Departure

Edited: 14 years ago
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