6 days in Vancouver Island & Whistler Itinerary

6 days in Vancouver Island & Whistler Itinerary

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6 days in Vancouver Island & Whistler Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Sooke
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Qualicum Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ucluelet
— 1 night
+3
Fly + subway + foot + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Whistler
— 1 day
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Newark

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night
Sooke

Sooke ©
Sooke is a district municipality situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada. To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sooke trip maker app .

Newark, USA to Sooke is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Sooke due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in July, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Sooke: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Qualicum Beach.

Things to do in Sooke

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
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Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach ©
Qualicum Beach is a town located on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): walk around Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, and then immerse yourself in nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Qualicum Beach trip builder app .

Drive from Sooke to Qualicum Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ucluelet.

Things to do in Qualicum Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
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North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre ©
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park ©
Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park ©
Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours, hike along Rainforest Trail, and then enjoy the sea views from Amphitrite Point Lighthouse.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ucluelet vacation planner.

Drive from Qualicum Beach to Ucluelet in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Ucluelet sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Ucluelet

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Rainforest Trail
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse ©
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Whistler Train Wreck Trail, and then hike along Whistler Valley Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Whistler trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ucluelet to Whistler takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ucluelet in July, expect nights in Whistler to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Whistler Train Wreck Trail ©
The Whistler Train Wreck Trail
Whistler Valley Trail ©
Whistler Valley Trail
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park

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