11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Kelowna
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h
3
Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Kelowna

Kelowna ©
At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kelowna online trip maker.

Phoenix, USA to Kelowna is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trip

West Kelowna
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Lake Okanagan ©
Lake Okanagan
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery ©
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Quails' Gate Winery ©
Quails' Gate Winery

2
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour, have fun and explore at Miniature World, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours, walk around East Sooke Regional Park, and then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Victoria travel route planning site.

You can fly from Kelowna to Victoria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. July in Victoria sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Sooke
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours
East Sooke Regional Park ©
East Sooke Regional Park

2
nights
Whistler

Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, experience the excitement of Whistler Sliding Centre, and then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks. On the next day, trek along Whistler Valley Trail, then trek along The Whistler Train Wreck Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Whistler sightseeing tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Victoria to Whistler takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Victoria in July: highs in Whistler hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Zipline
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park
Whistler Valley Trail ©
Whistler Valley Trail

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 11th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach, don't miss a visit to Granville Island, and then stop by Gastown. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain and then take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vancouver trip planner.

Getting from Whistler to Vancouver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

North Vancouver
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Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain

3
nights
Tofino, Vancouver Island

Tofino ©
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Step out of the city life by going to Pacific Rim National Park and Rainforest Trail. You'll get in some beach time at Chesterman Beach and Cox Bay Beach. Go for a jaunt from Tofino to Ucluelet to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, and stroll through Schooner Cove.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tofino holiday maker tool.

You can fly from Vancouver to Tofino in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vancouver in July: high temperatures in Tofino hover around 65°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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