6 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

6 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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6 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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

4
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 some cultural insight at Beacon Hill Park and Royal BC Museum. Get some historical perspective at Inner Harbour and Craigdarroch Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Victoria: Sidney (Mary Winspear Centre & Tanners Books). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Madrona Gallery, contemplate the long history of Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Victoria tour itinerary website .

Vancouver to Victoria is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in June, you will find days in Victoria are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

#Parks, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sidney, Mattick's Farm, The Butchart Gardens
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Beacon Hill Park ©
Beacon Hill Park
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), make a trip to Solart Glass Studio and then kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Eagle Aerie Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cox Bay Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tofino tour itinerary tool .

You can fly from Victoria to Tofino in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach

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