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From Vancouver to Halifax - how best to travel

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I posted earlier about our upcoming trip to Canada and part of the US for 26 days in early July this year. Last night, we thought of adding Halifax to our itenerary for 2-3 days as an additional stop.

Our major stops where we will spend at least 1 night each will be Vancouver, Bannf, Jasper, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, Halifax and finally NYC where we will depart for home.

The first part will be spent in BC (Vancouver -Bannf- Jasper - Calgary) for 8 days. We will then catch a plane to either Toronto or Halifax from Calgary. What would be better option for us?

1. Fly from Calgary to Halifax. From Halifax (spend 2-3 days), rent a car and drive to Quebec City. (one-two days) From Quebec City go by bus to Montreal (1-2 days) then Ottawa (1-2 days) and Toronto (1-2 days). From Toronto, take a train, bus or rent a car to drive to NYC.
2. Fly from Calgary to Toronto. From Toronto (1-2 days) go by bus to Ottawa (1-2 days) then to Montreal (1-2 days) then Quebec City (1-2 days). From Quebec City rent a car to drive to Halifax (two-three days) and drop off the car. From Halifax take a bus to Digby then board a ferry to St. John then take a bus to Maine border and then rent a car to drive to NYC.
Do the above plans make sense? I think option 1 will save us more time at the expense of higher plane ticket price. But is there a better option for the travel that cover the above places ? What can be modified to make it more efficient ? Or should we drop Halifax from our travel schedule due to it being out of the way a bit ? We'd like to save travelling expense as much as possible but are willing to pay extra for added efficiency (time) if it makes better sense for us. I am retiring in June and am rewarding myself with this trip after working for 35 years. We welcome all suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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