20 days in British Columbia Itinerary

20 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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20 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
3
Yoho National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Vancouver
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
Victoria is known for museums, wildlife, parks, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens, ponder the world of politics at British Columbia Parliament Buildings, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and examine the collection at Miniature World.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Victoria trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Victoria is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in June: highs in Victoria hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Central Saanich
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tofino: Ucluelet (Wild Pacific Trail & Amphitrite Point Lighthouse). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Long Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Eagle Aerie Gallery, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tofino driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Victoria to Tofino takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tofino are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
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Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

2
nights
Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park ©
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Yoho National Park. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Spiral Tunnels. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Emerald Lake, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yoho National Park route maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tofino to Yoho National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tofino to Yoho National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tofino in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yoho National Park, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks Nature
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Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls

2
nights
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.
Step out of Whistler to go to Malibu and see Princess Louisa Inlet, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head outdoors with Whistler Blackcomb Coca-Cola Tube Park, and experience the excitement of Whistler Sliding Centre.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Whistler driving holiday planner.

Drive from Yoho National Park to Whistler in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yoho National Park in July, Whistler is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Princess Louisa Inlet
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Princess Louisa Inlet ©
Princess Louisa Inlet
Zipline

5
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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Granville Island, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, walk around Stanley Park, and admire the natural beauty at Queen Elizabeth Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the 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, daytime highs in Vancouver are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

North Vancouver
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Downtown ©
Vancouver Downtown
Gastown ©
Gastown

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