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Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada
St. John's, Newfoundland
Duckworth Street, St. John's, Newfoundland
Whale watching In Ucluelet, Canada
Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada
Trinity
Port Rexton
twillingate
Norris Point
Western Brook Pond Fjord Boat Tour, Gros Morne National Park
Western Brook Pond Gorge, Newfoundland
St. Anthony
Signal Hill National Historic Site, St. John's, Newfoundland
Humber River, Canada
Tomgat Mountains National Park, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Newfoundland Discovery

14 day Self Drive – from £1959

With flights from £2609

A superb tour of beautiful Newfoundland and Labrador, taking you from St. Johns through Trinity Bay to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Gros Morne National Park.

Highlights:
  • Go whale watching and Atlantic puffin spotting
  • Enjoy a mesmerising iceberg watching boat cruise
  • Explore the Bay of Islands and Humber Valley
  • Visit the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
  • Explore the the stunning Gros Morne National Park

Your Itinerary

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You can customise this Newfoundland self drive itinerary by adding extra nights or activities. Just let us know what you would like to do.

St. John's, Newfoundland

Day 1 – Welcome to St. John’s

Arrive in St. John’s and pick up your rental vehicle. You may have a late arrival…

Arrive in St. John’s and pick up your rental vehicle. You may have a late arrival so the rest of the day is at leisure.

    Leaside Manor or similar

St. John's, Newfoundland
Duckworth Street, St. John's, Newfoundland

Day 2 – St. John’s

Enjoy a morning of sightseeing in St. John’s. Discover ‘The Rooms’, drive up Signal Hill for…

Enjoy a morning of sightseeing in St. John’s. Discover ‘The Rooms’, drive up Signal Hill for spectacular views and take a trip out to Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America. Visit one of the provinces most photographed places, Quidi Vidi Village just 3 km from downtown St. John’s. You may want to stop at Quidi Vidi Brewery for a drink.

    Leaside Manor or similar

    Breakfast
Duckworth Street, St. John's, Newfoundland
Whale watching In Ucluelet, Canada

Day 3 – St John’s (Avalon Peninsula)

Drive to Bay Bulls to take a boat excursion in search of whales and the Atlantic…

Drive to Bay Bulls to take a boat excursion in search of whales and the Atlantic puffin – if you are lucky you may even spot an iceberg. Along the way explore the little villages that dot the coastline. After your whale watching excursion you may want to continue to Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve, settled by thousands of sea birds along its rocky shore.

    Leaside Manor or similar

    Breakfast
Whale watching In Ucluelet, Canada
Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada

Day 4 – Trinity

Today embark on your journey to Bonavista Peninsula. When arriving in Bonavista visit the Ryan Premises…

Today embark on your journey to Bonavista Peninsula. When arriving in Bonavista visit the Ryan Premises National Historic Site, a 19th century replica fish processing factory. In this small village, you will also find the red and white striped Bonavista Lighthouse, and the Matthew Legacy, a replica of John Cabot’s ship which voyaged across the Atlantic to discover land in 1497.

    Artisan Inn or similar

    Breakfast
Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada
Trinity

Day 4 – Trinity

Explore the enchanting village of Trinity with it’s restored white and pastel coloured clapboard houses. Set…

Explore the enchanting village of Trinity with it’s restored white and pastel coloured clapboard houses. Set along a dramatic coastline you will discover a sense of Newfoundland’s history and nature. Join the Trinity Pageant, a walking theatre that meanders through the village enticing viewers to live the history of the area.

    Artisan Inn or similar

    Breakfast
Trinity
Port Rexton

Day 6 – Trinity (Bonavista Peninsula)

Now that you have a sense of the area, venture to Port Rexton today and hike…

Now that you have a sense of the area, venture to Port Rexton today and hike the Skerwink Trail. This very walkable trail will take you along the rugged coastline for a spectacular view of the surrounding villages set against the ocean. In the afternoon, make your way to Bonaventure to visit the film set of ‘Random Passage’ a mini-series outlining the story of the trials and tribulations of a settling people.

    Artisan Inn or similar

    Breakfast
Port Rexton
twillingate

Day 7 – Twillingate

Enroute to Twillingate, pass through Terra Nova National Park. If you feel the need to commune…

Enroute to Twillingate, pass through Terra Nova National Park. If you feel the need to commune with nature, a stop will introduce you to coniferous forests, ponds, and a plethora of walking trails. Continue towards Twillingate. In Boyd’s Cove make another stop at the Beothuk Interpretive Centre and visit an ancient Beothuk village discovered by archaeologists in the 1980s. Arrive in Twillingate then grab your camera and head out on the ocean with the afternoon Iceberg Watch boat tour, where you will have an opportunity to see icebergs, whales, the sunset and many other spectacular views that the beautiful island of Twillingate has to offer.

    Harbour Lights Inn or similar

    Breakfast
twillingate
Norris Point

Day 8 – Norris Point

Bound for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gros Morne National Park, words do not give…

Bound for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gros Morne National Park, words do not give the vistas justice. The park is populated by little villages, bare-topped mountains, with its forests populated by moose and caribou.

    Neddies Harbour Inn or similar

    Breakfast
Norris Point
Western Brook Pond Fjord Boat Tour, Gros Morne National Park

Day 9 – Norris Point (Gros Morne National Park)

The morning is free to explore the area with your rental car. Enjoy a boat tour…

The morning is free to explore the area with your rental car. Enjoy a boat tour of the freshwater fjord of Western Brook Pond. The landlocked fjord is a rare sight. Carved by glaciers, and home to plenty of waterfalls and wildlife, it’s worth the trip alone. The rest of the day is free to explore the sites of the Gros Morne National Park.

    Neddies Harbour Inn or similar

    Breakfast
Western Brook Pond Fjord Boat Tour, Gros Morne National Park
Western Brook Pond Gorge, Newfoundland

Day 10 – Gros Morne National Park

Enjoy a day exploring all of Gros Morne National Park on your own viewing glacial valleys,…

Enjoy a day exploring all of Gros Morne National Park on your own viewing glacial valleys, intriguing rock formations, magnificent sea arches and numerous types of wildlife. Don’t miss the internationally known Tablelands, a rare outcrop of the Earth’s mantle pushed skyward half a billion years ago.

    Neddies Harbour Inn or similar

    Breakfast
Western Brook Pond Gorge, Newfoundland
St. Anthony

Day 11 – St. Anthony

Heading toward St. Anthony, make a stop in Port Au Choix and Port Au Choix National…

Heading toward St. Anthony, make a stop in Port Au Choix and Port Au Choix National Historic Site where three ancient cemeteries of the Maritime Archaic People were discovered. The Visitor Centre gives a great background to this culture with exhibits and artefacts. Continue to St. Anthony, the ‘Iceberg Capital of the World’. Along the rugged ocean coastline, you can witness the majestic wonder of whales and icebergs (note that the peak iceberg season is typically May/June and early July)

    Grenfell Heritage Hotel & Suites or similar

    Breakfast
St. Anthony
Signal Hill National Historic Site, St. John's, Newfoundland

Day 12 – St. Anthony (L’Anse aux Meadows)

Visit the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site comprising the remains of the earliest European settlement…

Visit the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site comprising the remains of the earliest European settlement in the Americas. The colony of Vinland was excavated in the 1960s and the artefacts are on display supported by a film. Walk to the original village and discover the full scale replicas of Norse buildings. Return to St. Anthony for the night.

    Grenfell Heritage Hotel & Suites or similar

    Breakfast
Signal Hill National Historic Site, St. John's, Newfoundland
Humber River, Canada

Day 13 – Steady Brook

Make your way back down the peninsula to Steady Brook. This picturesque community is surrounded by…

Make your way back down the peninsula to Steady Brook. This picturesque community is surrounded by beautiful mountains with the Humber River flowing through its heart. This stunning area offers numerous activities and dining options and is a good base for exploring the Bay of Islands and Humber Valley.

    Marble Inn Resort or similar

    Breakfast
Humber River, Canada
Tomgat Mountains National Park, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Day 14 – Farewell from Steady Brook

Upon check-out of your hotel drive to Deer Lake Airport where your Newfoundland fly drive holiday…

Upon check-out of your hotel drive to Deer Lake Airport where your Newfoundland fly drive holiday concludes.

    Breakfast
Tomgat Mountains National Park, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Your Itinerary

You can customise this Newfoundland self drive itinerary by adding extra nights or activities. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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Welcome to St. John’s

Arrive in St. John’s and pick up your rental vehicle. You may have a late arrival so the rest of the day is at leisure.

    Leaside Manor or similar

St. John's, Newfoundland

Day 2

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St. John’s

Enjoy a morning of sightseeing in St. John’s. Discover ‘The Rooms’, drive up Signal Hill for spectacular views and take a trip out to Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America. Visit one of the provinces most photographed places, Quidi Vidi Village just 3 km from downtown St. John’s. You may want to stop at Quidi Vidi Brewery for a drink.

    Leaside Manor or similar

    Breakfast
Duckworth Street, St. John's, Newfoundland

Day 3

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St John’s (Avalon Peninsula)

Drive to Bay Bulls to take a boat excursion in search of whales and the Atlantic puffin – if you are lucky you may even spot an iceberg. Along the way explore the little villages that dot the coastline. After your whale watching excursion you may want to continue to Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve, settled by thousands of sea birds along its rocky shore.

    Leaside Manor or similar

    Breakfast
Whale watching In Ucluelet, Canada

Day 4

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Trinity

Today embark on your journey to Bonavista Peninsula. When arriving in Bonavista visit the Ryan Premises National Historic Site, a 19th century replica fish processing factory. In this small village, you will also find the red and white striped Bonavista Lighthouse, and the Matthew Legacy, a replica of John Cabot’s ship which voyaged across the Atlantic to discover land in 1497.

    Artisan Inn or similar

    Breakfast
Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada

Day 4

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Trinity

Explore the enchanting village of Trinity with it’s restored white and pastel coloured clapboard houses. Set along a dramatic coastline you will discover a sense of Newfoundland’s history and nature. Join the Trinity Pageant, a walking theatre that meanders through the village enticing viewers to live the history of the area.

    Artisan Inn or similar

    Breakfast
Trinity

Day 6

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Trinity (Bonavista Peninsula)

Now that you have a sense of the area, venture to Port Rexton today and hike the Skerwink Trail. This very walkable trail will take you along the rugged coastline for a spectacular view of the surrounding villages set against the ocean. In the afternoon, make your way to Bonaventure to visit the film set of ‘Random Passage’ a mini-series outlining the story of the trials and tribulations of a settling people.

    Artisan Inn or similar

    Breakfast
Port Rexton

Day 7

|

Twillingate

Enroute to Twillingate, pass through Terra Nova National Park. If you feel the need to commune with nature, a stop will introduce you to coniferous forests, ponds, and a plethora of walking trails. Continue towards Twillingate. In Boyd’s Cove make another stop at the Beothuk Interpretive Centre and visit an ancient Beothuk village discovered by archaeologists in the 1980s. Arrive in Twillingate then grab your camera and head out on the ocean with the afternoon Iceberg Watch boat tour, where you will have an opportunity to see icebergs, whales, the sunset and many other spectacular views that the beautiful island of Twillingate has to offer.

    Harbour Lights Inn or similar

    Breakfast
twillingate

Day 8

|

Norris Point

Bound for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gros Morne National Park, words do not give the vistas justice. The park is populated by little villages, bare-topped mountains, with its forests populated by moose and caribou.

    Neddies Harbour Inn or similar

    Breakfast
Norris Point

Day 9

|

Norris Point (Gros Morne National Park)

The morning is free to explore the area with your rental car. Enjoy a boat tour of the freshwater fjord of Western Brook Pond. The landlocked fjord is a rare sight. Carved by glaciers, and home to plenty of waterfalls and wildlife, it’s worth the trip alone. The rest of the day is free to explore the sites of the Gros Morne National Park.

    Neddies Harbour Inn or similar

    Breakfast
Western Brook Pond Fjord Boat Tour, Gros Morne National Park

Day 10

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Gros Morne National Park

Enjoy a day exploring all of Gros Morne National Park on your own viewing glacial valleys, intriguing rock formations, magnificent sea arches and numerous types of wildlife. Don’t miss the internationally known Tablelands, a rare outcrop of the Earth’s mantle pushed skyward half a billion years ago.

    Neddies Harbour Inn or similar

    Breakfast
Western Brook Pond Gorge, Newfoundland

Day 11

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St. Anthony

Heading toward St. Anthony, make a stop in Port Au Choix and Port Au Choix National Historic Site where three ancient cemeteries of the Maritime Archaic People were discovered. The Visitor Centre gives a great background to this culture with exhibits and artefacts. Continue to St. Anthony, the ‘Iceberg Capital of the World’. Along the rugged ocean coastline, you can witness the majestic wonder of whales and icebergs (note that the peak iceberg season is typically May/June and early July)

    Grenfell Heritage Hotel & Suites or similar

    Breakfast
St. Anthony

Day 12

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St. Anthony (L’Anse aux Meadows)

Visit the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site comprising the remains of the earliest European settlement in the Americas. The colony of Vinland was excavated in the 1960s and the artefacts are on display supported by a film. Walk to the original village and discover the full scale replicas of Norse buildings. Return to St. Anthony for the night.

    Grenfell Heritage Hotel & Suites or similar

    Breakfast
Signal Hill National Historic Site, St. John's, Newfoundland

Day 13

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Steady Brook

Make your way back down the peninsula to Steady Brook. This picturesque community is surrounded by beautiful mountains with the Humber River flowing through its heart. This stunning area offers numerous activities and dining options and is a good base for exploring the Bay of Islands and Humber Valley.

    Marble Inn Resort or similar

    Breakfast
Humber River, Canada

Day 14

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Farewell from Steady Brook

Upon check-out of your hotel drive to Deer Lake Airport where your Newfoundland fly drive holiday concludes.

    Breakfast
Tomgat Mountains National Park, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

This Self Drive Includes

13 nights hotel accommodation
Breakfast daily
14 days car hire, with unlimited mileage
Atlantic puffin and whale watching cruise
Iceberg spotting and Western Brook Pond boat tours

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • Extra nights in St. Johns, Trinity or any location en route

Next Step

Please get in touch with our Canada Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Newfoundland Discovery

14 day Self Drive – from £1959

With flights from £2609

Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room and includes pre-booked accommodation, air-conditioned car and unlimited mileage. One-way fees charged locally. Hotels specified are subject to availability and may be substituted by one of a similar or higher standard.

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Newfoundland Discovery