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Tips for Newfoundland East Coast Itinerary in June

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My husband and I are in the early stages of planning a 2 week trip to Newfoundland in mid to late June 2011. After many hours of reading posts I have put together a general itinerary and am looking for suggestions/comments. We have decided to focus primarily on the East Coast so we have time to stay for at least 2 nights in most places and enjoy a more leisurely pace. I am hoping to see icebergs but don't want to go when it will be too cold so that is why I am planning for June. Our interests are primarily sightseeing ( historical, scenery - icebergs, birds, coastlines, villages etc) lighthouses, light hiking, perhaps a boat ride, kayaking and/or fishing (that is my hubby's request !) taking in the local culture and of course eating, drinking and music ! We are planning to fly in and out of St Johns and rent a car for the 2 weeks.

Here is my first pass at an itinerary:

Day 1 - Arrive and Stay in St Johns

Day 2 - Travel to Twillingate - I know this will be a long drive , figured it was better to get it out of the way and then have more time to travel back south. Stay in Twillingate one or 2 nights.

Day 3-4 - Change or Fogo Islands - 1 or 2 nights there depending on how many I stay in Twillingate.

Day 5,6,7 - Bonavista/Trinity area - will include day trip to Terra Nova

Day 8 & 9 - Travel from Bonavista to Burin Peninsula (looks like another long driving day) - thinking of staying in Marystown

Day 10 & 11 - Travel from Burin Peninsula to west side of Avalon Peninsula - staying somewhere near Cape St Marys ( would Placentia be a good choice?) - plan to visit the ecological reserve

Day 12,13 and 14 - Stay in St Johns - day trip's from there to: Irish Loop (I want to schedule a lighthouse picnic somewhere in here) , Brigus - Conception Bay coast

So - is this workable? too much driving?

I haven't seen a lot of information on the Burin Peninsula - should I include it in our trip or focus on other areas?

How many nights Twillingate and/or Change or Fogo islands (and which of those would you recommend)?

I'd love to hear some ideas on must see/stay/do ideas and highlights. I have read some great posts and will be sure to take suggestions from those as well.

I know this is a long post but I figured the more details the better. Thanks to all !

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