8 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

8 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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Sidney
— 1 day
2
Victoria
— 2 nights
3
Qualicum Beach
— 1 night
4
Tofino
— 4 nights

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Sidney

Sidney ©
Sitting on the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island, the port town of Sidney serves as an important stop on several ferry and cruise-liner routes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Butchart Gardens as well as Victoria Butterfly Gardens. On the 20th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, thengo for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sidney trip planning site.

Vancouver to Sidney is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Sidney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Sidney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Central Saanich, Inner Harbour
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fisherman's Wharf, Oak Bay Marina and Miniature World. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stop by Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Miniature World, thenstroll around Beacon Hill Park, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Oak Bay Marina.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Victoria trip site.

Victoria is very close to Sidney. When traveling from Sidney in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Victoria, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Qualicum Beach.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Beacon Hill Park ©
Beacon Hill Park
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Miniature World ©
Miniature World

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night
Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach ©
Qualicum Beach is a town located on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cowichan River Tubing - The Tube Shack as well as Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): relax and float downstream with Cowichan River Tubing - The Tube Shack and then admire the majestic nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Qualicum Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Victoria to Qualicum Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Qualicum Beach

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Cowichan River Tubing - The Tube Shack
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Cowichan River Tubing - The Tube Shack ©
Cowichan River Tubing - The Tube Shack
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park ©
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Chesterman Beach, Cox Bay Beach, Hot Springs Cove, and other attractions. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Long Beach.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tofino trip planner.

Drive from Qualicum Beach to Tofino in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kwisitis Visitor Centre
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach

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