8 days in Vancouver, Victoria & Whistler Itinerary

8 days in Vancouver, Victoria & Whistler Itinerary

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8 days in Vancouver, Victoria & Whistler Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Victoria
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h
3
Whistler
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Newark

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Leghorn Ranch and Westminster Abbey. Popular historic sites such as Redwood Park and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Vancouver side-trips: International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple) (in Richmond) and Abbotsford (Tanglebank Gardens & The Reptile Guy). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Canadian Memorial United Church, and admire the natural beauty at Queen Elizabeth Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Vancouver travel route planner .

Newark, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark to Vancouver, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in July: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 75°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Abbotsford, Chaberton Estate Winery, Redwood Park, Leghorn Ranch
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Leghorn Ranch ©
Leghorn Ranch
Redwood Park ©
Redwood Park
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Inner Harbour, get a sense of history and politics at Government House, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, explore the historical opulence of Hatley Castle, stroll around Clover Point Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Victoria Pier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Victoria journey planner .

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Victoria takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Colwood
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Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Hatley Castle ©
Hatley Castle

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Harmony Lake Trail, head outdoors with Whistler Village Sports, then grab your bike and head to Lakeside Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Victoria to Whistler takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Victoria in July, you will find days in Whistler are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park
Lakeside Park ©
Lakeside Park
Whistler Village Sports ©
Whistler Village Sports

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