4 days in Nanaimo & Victoria Itinerary

4 days in Nanaimo & Victoria Itinerary

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4 days in Nanaimo & Victoria Itinerary

Start: North Bay
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Nanaimo
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Victoria
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: North Bay

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Nanaimo

Nanaimo
Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nanaimo trip itinerary planner .

North Bay to Nanaimo is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from North Bay to Nanaimo, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from North Bay in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Nanaimo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Victoria.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, and then stroll around Beacon Hill Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, get a sense of history and politics at British Columbia Parliament Buildings, and then explore the activities along Inner Harbour.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Nanaimo to Victoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

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