- Places to Explore
- Travel Tips
- Fodor's Choice
If You Have 3 Days
Head out early from Charlottetown on Rte. 2 west to Summerside, to explore its historic sites and bustling waterfront. Back on Rte. 2, head west through Acadian country to the Acadian Museum of PEI in Miscouche. Leave mid-afternoon and take Rte. 12 to scenic Tyne Valley, stopping on the way at Green Park Shipbuilding Museum and Yeo House in Port Hill. On Day 2, c ontinue on Rte. 12, then take Rte. 163 to check out the Mi'Kmaq Cultural Centre and Lennox Island Nature Trail. Resume travel on Rte. 12 to Alberton and, on Rte. 153, picturesque Northport. On Day 3, make your way up to North Cape via Rte. 12 and explore its reef and the Atlantic Wind Test Site and Interpretive Centre. To get to the historic lighthouse at West Point, leave North Cape via Rte. 12 going southeast, turn right on Broderick Road, and follow it to Rte. 14.
If You Have 7 Days
After a morning in Charlottetown, take Rte. 10 to Victoria for lunch and shopping. See a performance at the Victoria Playhouse and stay overnight. The next day, go north on Rte. 2 to Kensington, then take Rte. 6 to Rte. 262 and have lunch at the Kitchen Witch Tea Room & Country Crafts in New London before heading east for sun and fun in Cavendish. Start Day 3 at Green Gables and end at Prince Edward Island National Park, where you can relax on the beach. On Day 4, visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum in Park Corner, then follow Central Coastal Drive to Summerside for shopping and a performance at the Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre or the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts. The next day, follow Rte. 11 to Cap-Egmont to view the bottle houses. Take Rte. 178 to the hamlet of Tyne Valley. In nearby Port Hill, wander the Shipbuilding Museum. Don't miss the Mi'Kmaq handicrafts on Lennox Island, off Rte. 12 on Rte. 163. End the day at North Cape, overlooking one of the world's longest natural rock reefs. On Day 6, hike or bike along the Confederation Trail. Complete your tour at West Point, whose lighthouse-museum has guest rooms.
Start in Charlottetown then head to historic Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst, with its lovely walking trails. Next head west to Victoria for dinner and a show. On Day 2, visit Summerside's historic properties and waterfront boardwalk then go north to Cavendish. Spend Day 3 exploring Green Gables and Prince Edward Island National Park. On Day 4 follow scenic Central Coastal Drive east then link to Rte. 2 to get to St. Peters for excellent fish-and-chips. St. Peters is close to Greenwich, with its stunning beaches and trails. Follow the Points East Coastal Drive on Day 5 to East Point Lighthouse, then take Rte. 16 to the "singing sands" at Basin Head. End your day in Souris. On Day 6 head south along Points East Coastal Drive to Bay Fortune, which has extraordinary views. Hug the coast and visit Georgetown. In Montague, take a cruise or walk along the Montague River. Day 7 begins with a winery tour in Little Sands, on Rte. 4, and continues with a visit to Point Prim Lighthouse, the oldest in PEI. En route back to Charlottetown, visit Orwell's historic village.
Fodor's Trip Planning Ideas
- Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards: Check out the winners of 2013
- Weekend Getaways: Fodor's Recommends the Best Weekend Escapes in the US
- Great American Vacation: Find Your Next U.S. Trip with Fodor's
- 80 Degrees: Fodor's Helps You Find Your Best Beach Vacation Spots
- Best of Europe: Fodor's Picks the Best Places to Visit in Europe