6 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

6 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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6 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  13​h
1
Victoria
— 2 nights
2
Tofino
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Durham

2
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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Inner Harbour. Relax by the water at Royal BC Museum and Red Art Gallery. Step out of Victoria to go to Sidney and see Peninsula Gallery, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Craigdarroch Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Clover Point Park, ponder the world of politics at British Columbia Parliament Buildings, and examine the collection at Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Victoria trip planner .

Durham, USA to Victoria is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Durham in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Central Saanich, Peninsula Gallery
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Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Eagle Aerie Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Henry's Carving Shed, then kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tofino road trip tool .

You can drive from Victoria to Tofino in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Henry's Carving Shed ©
Henry's Carving Shed

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