6 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

6 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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6 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  5​h
1
Victoria
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Malahat
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Qualicum Beach
— Few hours
4
Sooke
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Victoria
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: San Diego

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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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria driving holiday planner.

San Diego, USA to Victoria is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect Victoria to be little chillier, temps between 67°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Malahat.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens

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night
Malahat

Malahat ©
Malahat is an unincorporated area in the Cowichan Valley, with municipal-type services delivered by the Cowichan Valley Regional District (Area A). Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kinsol Trestle.

To plan Malahat vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Victoria to Malahat by car takes about an hour. When traveling from Victoria in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Malahat, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Qualicum Beach.
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Kinsol Trestle ©
Kinsol Trestle

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Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach ©
Qualicum Beach is a town located on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Milner Gardens & Woodland - Vancouver Island University as well as Cathedral Grove. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Cathedral Grove, don't miss a visit to Old Country Market- Goats on Roof, then contemplate the waterfront views at Englishman River, and finally admire all the interesting features of Milner Gardens & Woodland - Vancouver Island University.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Qualicum Beach road trip planning app .

Drive from Malahat to Qualicum Beach in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sooke.

Things to do in Qualicum Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Country Market- Goats on Roof, Cathedral Grove, Englishman River
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night
Sooke

Sooke ©
Sooke is a district municipality situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada. You've now added Sooke Potholes Provincial Park to your itinerary.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sooke trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Qualicum Beach to Sooke in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Sooke sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Victoria.

Things to do in Sooke

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Hatley Park National Historic Site
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Sooke Potholes Provincial Park ©
Sooke Potholes Provincial Park

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Victoria

Victoria ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, Fan Tan Alley, Emily Carr House, and other attractions you added. Enjoy Victoria some more: step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Victoria trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Sooke to Victoria takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Sooke in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Victoria, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Victoria

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Victoria Butterfly Gardens
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Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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