My husband and I are looking into taking a road trip to Nova Scotia and/or Cape Breton next summer. Since we'll have our own car, we'll have the flexibility to go wherever we want. We know it will involve a lot of time in the car, (not sure if we'll drive the whole way or take the CAT from Maine). We do want to travel at a somewhat leisurely pace and not see sights in passing on our way to the next hotel, if that makes sense.
We'll have 12 days for this vacation, including getting to CAN and back home. So that leaves probably 10 days, assuming we drive straight through from home and back in one day each way.
Do you think we'll have a good amount of time to see mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton or should we pick one or the other? If the answer is to pick just one, which would you pick and why, given the time frame we he ave?
If this matters, we're in our late 40s/early 50s, and we love shopping, strolling through cute towns, being near the water, seeing museums, getting to know local culture, finding great restaurants, and listening to great music. We're not into hiking or camping.