7 days in Vancouver Island & Sydney Itinerary

7 days in Vancouver Island & Sydney Itinerary

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Victoria
— 1 night
2
Ucluelet
— 1 night
3
Tofino
— 1 night
4
Courtenay
— 1 night
5
Parksville
— 1 day
6
Nanaimo
— 1 night
7
Sydney
— 1 day

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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.
To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Victoria trip itinerary planner.

Toronto to Victoria is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Victoria is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get slightly colder in Victoria: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ucluelet.

Things to do in Victoria

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Distillery Tours

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Ucluelet

A haven for surfers on Canada's west coast, the small town of Ucluelet offers rugged, rocky scenery to complement the powerful waves that crash against its shores.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): trek along Wild Pacific Trail, kick back and relax at Florencia Bay, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ucluelet trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Victoria to Ucluelet in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ucluelet are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Ucluelet

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail

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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 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chesterman Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofino trip planner.

Getting from Ucluelet to Tofino by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Courtenay.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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Courtenay

Courtenay
Courtenay is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in the Canadian province of British Columbia. To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Courtenay itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Courtenay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Tofino, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Courtenay, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You will leave for Parksville on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Courtenay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Parksville

Parksville ©
With access to both the sea and mountains, vacations in Parksville appeal to hikers, swimmers, bird-watchers, and amateur photographers.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Beach Front Park and then play a few rounds at Riptide Lagoon.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Parksville trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Courtenay to Parksville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Parksville

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Beach Front Park
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Riptide Lagoon ©
Riptide Lagoon

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Nanaimo

Nanaimo ©
Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Maffeo Sutton Park, thenwalk around Newcastle Island, and then go for a walk through Harbourfront Walkway.

Plan trip to Nanaimo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Parksville to Nanaimo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Newcastle Island ©
Newcastle Island
Maffeo Sutton Park ©
Maffeo Sutton Park

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Sydney

Sydney ©
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): go deep underground at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, thenkick back and relax at Dominion Beach Provincial Park, and then kick back and relax at Indian Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Nanaimo to Sydney takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nanaimo to Sydney is 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dominion Beach Provincial Park, Cape Breton Miners' Museum, Indian Beach
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Dominion Beach Provincial Park ©
Dominion Beach Provincial Park
Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum

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