33 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

33 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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33 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  18​h 45​min
1
Victoria
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Crofton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Qualicum Beach
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Tofino
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Sydney

13
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Inner Harbour and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victoria: Sooke (French Beach Provincial Park & East Sooke Regional Park). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Beacon Hill Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Bug Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and make a trip to The Butchart Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria trip builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Victoria is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Victoria. In June, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Crofton.

Things to do in Victoria

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Central Saanich, Sooke, Victoria Capital Regional District, Mattick's Farm, Goldstream Provincial Park
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Beacon Hill Park ©
Beacon Hill Park
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Crofton

Crofton ©
Get in touch with nature at China Beach and Botanical Beach Provincial Park. On the 28th (Thu), hike the day away at Cowichan Valley trail. There's still lots to do: stop by Roots Canada.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Crofton trip planner .

You can drive from Victoria to Crofton in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Qualicum Beach.

Things to do in Crofton

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Vancouver Island, Botanical Beach Provincial Park, Cowichan Valley trail
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Botanical Beach Provincial Park ©
Botanical Beach Provincial Park
Roots Canada ©
Roots Canada

7
nights
Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach ©
Qualicum Beach is a town located on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Washington Alpine Resort and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Cathedral Grove, look for gifts at Old Country Market, make a trip to The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre, and relax in the rural setting at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Qualicum Beach day trip website .

Traveling by car from Crofton to Qualicum Beach takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Crofton in June, plan for little chillier days in Qualicum Beach, with highs around 20°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Qualicum Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Parksville, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cathedral Grove, Old Country Market, Mount Washington Alpine Resort
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Beach Front Park ©
Beach Front Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park ©

8
nights
Tofino

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 Cox Bay Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ucluelet (Wild Pacific Trail, Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainforest Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Tofino Botanical Gardens, and sample the tasty concoctions at Tofino Brewing Company.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tofino trip planner.

Traveling by car from Qualicum Beach to Tofino takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Qualicum Beach in July, things will get a bit cooler in Tofino: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

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