7 days in British Columbia Itinerary

7 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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7 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  10​h 45​min
Victoria
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Kelowna
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Tofino
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria day trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Victoria is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Victoria reach 63°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Victoria

#Parks, #Adventure, #Tours

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The Butchart Gardens
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Kayaking & Canoeing
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens

1
night
Kelowna

Kelowna ©
At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Okanagan Villa Estate Winery and the Vibrant Vine Tasting Room, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Okanagan, then learn about winemaking at Quails' Gate Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kelowna trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Kelowna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Kelowna

#Wineries, #Parks, #Nature

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West Kelowna
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Quails' Gate Winery ©
Quails' Gate Winery
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery ©
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Lake Okanagan ©
Lake Okanagan

2
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amphitrite Point Lighthouse and Eagle Aerie Gallery. Get outdoors at Schooner Cove and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tofino sightseeing tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kelowna to Tofino takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

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Ucluelet
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Schooner Cove ©
Schooner Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse ©
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Discover how to plan a Vancouver trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Tofino to Vancouver in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Parks

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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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