5 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

5 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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5 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Ucluelet
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Victoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

1
night
Ucluelet

Ucluelet ©
A haven for surfers on Canada's west coast, the small town of Ucluelet offers rugged, rocky scenery to complement the powerful waves that crash against its shores.
On the 8th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach and then trek along Wild Pacific Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pacific Rim National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ucluelet trip planner .

Vancouver to Ucluelet is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, Ucluelet is little chillier than Vancouver - with highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Ucluelet

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Craigdarroch Castle and Royal BC Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, steep yourself in history at British Columbia Parliament Buildings, and take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Victoria trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ucluelet to Victoria takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Central Saanich
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

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