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Newfoundland explored self-drive

15 days from £2,595pp

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Itinerary highlights

  • Spot icebergs as they drift south on the Labrador Current and past Newfoundland's rocky harbours.

  • Explore St. John's many pubs and restaurants, well-known for their live music.

  • Marvel at the magnificent scenery of Gros Morne National Park.

  • Visit the site of the authentic Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows.

  • Lose count of moose and caribou as you drive north along the Northern Peninsula.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
Fully insured vehicle hire
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  • St. John's
  • Trinity Bay
  • Twillingate
  • Gros Morne National Park
  • St Anthony
  • Gros Morne National Park
  • Deer Lake
  • St. John's

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 St. John's

International outbound flight , St. John's

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to St. John's. On arrival in St John's make your own way to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax.

Day 2 St. John's

St. John's

Spend a full day exploring St. John's, Newfoundland's capital. Discover the brightly painted former fishermen's houses, the bustling harbour with its historic pubs and lively nightlife, and climb Signal Hill for spectacular views over the city.

Day 3 Trinity Bay

St. John's , Trinity Bay

Collect your hire car from downtown St. John's and then head out of the city to Trinity Bay. The remainder of the day is free to explore the coastline and small villages around Trinity Bay.


Day 4 Trinity Bay

Trinity Bay

Enjoy a day of exploring the pretty fishing villages around Trinity Bay, watching out for whales and icebergs out at sea.


Day 5 Twillingate

Trinity Bay , Twillingate

Today your drive takes you northwest to Twillingate on the shore of Notre Dame Bay.

Day 6 Twillingate


Twillingate is a charming old fishing port that offers superb whale watching during the summer months, even from the cliff tops. Also, icebergs here come in very close to shore as they are swept south on the Greenland Current.

Day 7 Gros Morne National Park

Twillingate , Gros Morne National Park

From Twillingate drive through Newfoundland's rugged hinterland, passing huge tracts of coniferous forests and countless lakes. Arrive in the Gros Morne National park for your overnight stay.

Day 8 St Anthony

Gros Morne National Park , St Anthony

Today, drive north along the coast and then across to St Anthony.

Day 9 St Anthony

St Anthony

There is plenty to see and do on your day in St. Anthony. Nearby lies the authenticated Viking site of L'Anse aux Meadows and wildlife abounds with large populations of whales, sea birds, black bears, moose and caribou.

Day 10 St Anthony

St Anthony

Spend another full day exploring the area around L'Anse aux Meadows.

Day 11 Gros Morne National Park

St Anthony , Gros Morne National Park

Today, drive south past the small village of Port au Choix to Gros Morne National Park, your home for the next two days.

Day 12 Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park

Join a guided boat tour to Gros Morne National Park's most beautiful fjord, Western Brook Pond. Marvel at the cliffs and the grandeur of the Long Range Mountains whilst looking out for sea mammals and birds.

Day 13 Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park

You may wish to spend your time today walking in the mountains or along the coastal cliffs. Gros Morne is renowned for remarkable geology whilst there are also plenty of activities such as sea kayaking or cycling that you may wish to take part in.

Day 14 International return flight

Gros Morne National Park , Deer Lake , St. John's , International return flight

Drive the short distance to Deer Lake to drop off your hire car prior to boarding your flight to St John's or Halifax. Here you join your onward flight home.

Day 15 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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