5 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

5 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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5 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
1
Courtenay
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
2
Comox
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Qualicum Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Parksville
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Victoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

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Courtenay

Courtenay ©
Courtenay is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a stroll through Downtown Courtenay.

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Vancouver to Courtenay is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Courtenay are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Comox.

Things to do in Courtenay

Neighborhoods
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Downtown Courtenay ©
Downtown Courtenay

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Comox

Comox ©
Comox is a town of 13,000 people located on the southern coast of the Comox Peninsula in the Georgia Strait on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. On the 10th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at The Gardens on Anderton, stroll around Sandy Island Marine Provincial Park, then brush up on your military savvy at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, and finally take in the waterfront at Comox Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Comox travel itinerary planner .

Comox is just a stone's throw from Courtenay. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Qualicum Beach.

Things to do in Comox

Parks Museums
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The Gardens on Anderton ©
The Gardens on Anderton
Comox Fisherman's Wharf ©
Comox Fisherman's Wharf

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Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach ©
Qualicum Beach is a town located on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Heritage Forest and then admire the majestic nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Qualicum Beach visit planner .

Drive from Comox to Qualicum Beach in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Parksville.

Things to do in Qualicum Beach

Parks Nature
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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park ©
Heritage Forest ©
Heritage Forest

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Parksville

Parksville ©
With access to both the sea and mountains, vacations in Parksville appeal to hikers, swimmers, bird-watchers, and amateur photographers.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the activities along Englishman River.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Parksville trip planner.

Parksville is very close to Qualicum Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Parksville

Parks Nature
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Englishman River ©
Englishman River

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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 12th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Inner Harbour, then look for gifts at Russell Books, and then admire all the interesting features of The Butchart Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Centennial Square, then step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, then examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, and finally walk around Beacon Hill Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Victoria, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Parksville to Victoria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

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