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Bar Harbor, Nova Scotia, maybe PEI and definitely a moose!!! Help please.

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Hi all, I am planning our trip for mid June to mid July 2011. We will be attending a conference in Quebec City for the last few days but prior to that will have about 24 days of holiday starting in Boston.
Current plan is to drive straight to Bar Harbor and stay in self catering cottage for one week (visited BH before but only had 2 days.)
Advice please for post BH? I had thought some time in Peggys Cove environs and then maybe up to Cape Breton and time permitting maybe PEI before driving over to Quebec.

We do really like the self catering options but obviously a lot of them are minimum one week although the odd one does seem to accept 5 nights or so. We could do Inns/B&Bs or similar if appropriate. We are fairly fit, like photography, natural scenery, waterfront locations to stay, shopping, cultural stuff etc. So, my questions are:

I would be very grateful for any thoughts on how long to spend where?
Would a week be too long on Cape Breton, would 5 nights in each of Peggy's Cove area and Cape Breton be reasonable?
Could we base in one spot on Cape Breton or do you need to have a couple of bases?
How many days to save at the end to fit in PEI and the drive to Quebec City?

Lastly, we would love to see a moose!! On previous trips to USA and Canada we have seen lots of "moose crossing" signs but never a moose. My husband likes to joke that they are actually mythical beasts used as publicity to get tourists to visit!

Any thoughts on the above would be much appreciated.

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