Hello! I'm hoping for some expert input as to how to best maximize our 10 day trip to Newfoundland at the end of August. We arrive on the morning of the 28th, and will immediately pick up a car and drive to Fortune, staying overnight at the Thorndyke B&B. The only day I could get ferry reservations for SPEM was the 29th, with a return to NL on the 30th. Here is where I come up against my first challenge. The ferry should have us back in Fortune by 4:00 pm, and we weren't sure if we should 1. stay somewhere on the Burin peninsula for that night, maybe Marystown? or 2. Drive to Bonavista as soon s we are off the ferry and stay there 2 nights or 3. stop in between the two places, perhaps in Clarenville?
I planned 1 or 2 nights in Bonavista, then 1 night in Gander (just to break it up and to see the aviation museum) on our way to Rocky Harbour. We can only get 1 night there, and I was hoping to stop overnight in Twillingate on the way back, then finish up with a couple of days in St. Johns. I'm not sure about the 1 night in Rocky Harbour. Would we be better served with 2 nights in Twillingate and not go any further west, then reurn to St. Johns? We would like to see icebergs and whales and Fogo Island. I picked these places for our overnights to try and limit our driving to 4 hours a day but am open to other places. My concern is that we have a lot of 1 night stops and it's not enough time to see things properly.
All input and advice is greatly appreciated!