23 days in British Columbia Itinerary

23 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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23 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
+3
Fly + subway + foot + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
2
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kelowna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Golden
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
Go for a jaunt from Victoria to Sooke to see East Sooke Regional Park about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens, stroll around Beacon Hill Park, examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Vancouver Island Brewing.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Victoria road trip planning website .

Manila, Philippines to Victoria is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time (PHT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 16 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in June; daily highs in Victoria reach 20°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Central Saanich, East Sooke Regional Park, West Coast Trail
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Vancouver Island Brewing ©
Vancouver Island Brewing
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

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 Tofino to go to Ucluelet and see Wild Pacific Trail, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Long Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Clayoquot Sound, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tofino Brewing Company.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tofino trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Victoria to Tofino in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tofino are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kelowna side-trips: Summerland (Sumac Ridge Estate Winery & Powell Beach) and Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery (in Vernon). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, test your problem-solving skills at Kelowna Escape Games - Escape Room & Virtual Reality Arcade, appreciate the views at Okanagan Valley, and learn about winemaking at The Vibrant Vine.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kelowna trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Tofino to Kelowna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Golden.

Things to do in Kelowna

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, Quails' Gate Winery, Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Quails' Gate Winery ©
Quails' Gate Winery
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery ©
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

5
nights
Golden

Golden ©
Shining from its nook in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the town of Golden lives up to its name, with memorable scenery at every turn.
Change things up with these side-trips from Golden: Lake Louise (Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, & more), Field (Yoho National Park & Kicking Horse River) and Takakkaw Falls (in Yoho National Park). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field and admire all the interesting features of Icefields Parkway.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Golden trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kelowna to Golden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kelowna to Golden. In July, daily temperatures in Golden can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Golden

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Banff National Park, Yoho National Park, Columbia Icefield Skywalk
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk

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.
Whistler is known for adventure, winter sports, nature, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb, get in on the excitement at Whistler Sliding Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lost Lake.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Whistler driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Golden to Whistler in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. July in Whistler sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Zipline
Lost Lake ©
Lost Lake

4
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: take a stroll through Granville Island, take a leisurely stroll along Canada Place, walk around Stanley Park, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver holiday maker website .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

North Vancouver
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Gastown ©
Gastown

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