12 days in Victoria, Vancouver & Whistler Itinerary

12 days in Victoria, Vancouver & Whistler Itinerary

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12 days in Victoria, Vancouver & Whistler Itinerary

Houston
+3
Fly + train + foot + Fly:  8​h
Victoria
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​min
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Drive to GaribaldiLake Trailend:  1​h 30​min
Whistler
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Houston

3
days
Victoria

Victoria ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chinatown, Merridale Cidery & Distillery, The Butchart Gardens, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal BC Museum and Inner Harbour.

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Houston, USA to Victoria is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Houston, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Victoria, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Butchart Gardens, Merridale Cidery & Distillery
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Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum
Royal BC Museum

4
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vancouver Aquarium as well as Stanley Park. Get outdoors at Granville Island and Spanish Banks. Vancouver Downtown and Lighthouse Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: stroll through Kitsilano Beach, explore the activities along English Bay, admire the landmark architecture of Bloedel Conservatory, and stop by Kaarigar Handicrafts Inc..

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Traveling by combination of from Victoria to Vancouver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Lighthouse Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

2
days
Whistler

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Garibaldi Provincial Park. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garibaldi Provincial Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park.

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Fly from Vancouver to Whistler in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Whistler is a bit cooler than Vancouver - with highs of 52°F and lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Garibaldi Provincial Park
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Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park ©
Garibaldi Provincial Park

2
days
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Yaletown and then take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout.

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Getting from Whistler to Vancouver by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in November, expect Vancouver to be a bit warmer, temps between 50°F and 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lynn Canyon Park
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English Bay Beach ©
English Bay Beach
Yaletown ©
Yaletown
Lynn Canyon Park ©
Lynn Canyon Park

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