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How To Plan 4 Days In St. John’s – A Newfoundland Itinerary

cape spear lighthouse at sunrise

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Newfoundland & Labrador is one of the most astonishing places in North America. One second, you’ll think you’ve arrived in Denmark with the colorful houses and narrow streets, the next second, you’ll be amazed by the rugged landscapes, drifting icebergs, and breathtaking coastlines.

Because the island is so vast, deciding what to do and see can be overwhelming. Do you want to road trip to Gros Morne National Park? Explore the historic city of St. John’s? Watch whales and puffins on a boat tour? Luckily, with four days in St. John’s as your base, you can experience a little bit of everything!

After exploring Canada’s most easterly city, we knew we needed to share our experiences so that others could enjoy them, too. So here is our ultimate four-day St. John’s Newfoundland itinerary!

How to Spend 4 Days in St. John’s Newfoundland

cape spear lighthouse at sunrise

Highlights of 4 Days in St. John’s

  • Visit stunning coastal vistas, with tiny houses nestled into the cliffside.
  • Discover charming towns with old world hospitality and quirky customs.
  • Learn what to pack, where to stay and the best place to stay in St. John’s.
  • If you have just a few days to spend in St. John’s and want to find the best parts this is the itinerary for you!


The Newfoundland & Labrador Travel Basics 

What is the Newfoundland Region?

Newfoundland and Labrador is the easternmost province of Canada and is made up of two main regions—Newfoundland Island and Labrador. St. John’s, the capital city, is located on the island portion.

The region is known for its rugged coastlines, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture heavily influenced by its Irish and Scottish heritage. Seriously, the polite Canadian accent quickly gives way to a thick Irish lilt as you head further east. It’s quite the culture shock.

St. John’s is also the oldest city in North America, and some parts of the city still seem to be stuck in time with its colorful row houses and narrow streets. You will constantly find yourself forgetting you’re in Canada and not the UK or Ireland.

The facts

  • Electricity – 120 volts, 60Hz.
  • Currency – Canadian Dollars (CAD).
  • $1 CAD = $0.76 USD.
  • ATMs can be…

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