11 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

11 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Courtenay
— 2 nights
2
Nanaimo
— 1 night
3
Sooke
— 1 night
4
Victoria
— 4 nights

2
nights
Courtenay

Courtenay ©
Courtenay is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in the Canadian province of British Columbia. On the 1st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Puntledge River Hatchery, get a new perspective on nature at Courtenay & District Museum & Paleontology Centre, thenlearn about winemaking at Blue Moon Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, brush up on your military savvy at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, thenview the masterpieces at I-Hos Gallery, and finally stroll around Nymph Falls Nature Park.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Courtenay trip itinerary planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Courtenay is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Courtenay. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Courtenay

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Nymph Falls Nature Park ©
Nymph Falls Nature Park
Puntledge River Hatchery ©
Puntledge River Hatchery

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ladysmith Museum as well as Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, contemplate the long history of The Bastion, thenlook for gifts at Artzi Stuff, and finally identify plant and animal life at Morrell Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nanaimo trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Courtenay to Nanaimo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Nanaimo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sooke.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Ladysmith Museum, Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Morrell Sanctuary ©
Morrell Sanctuary
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Ladysmith Museum ©
Ladysmith Museum

1
night
Sooke

Sooke is a district municipality situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada. East Sooke Regional Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll around East Sooke Regional Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sooke trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nanaimo to Sooke takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nanaimo in June: high temperatures in Sooke hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Sooke

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
East Sooke Regional Park ©
East Sooke Regional Park
Barking Dog Studio ©
Barking Dog Studio

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Royal BC Museum and The Maritime Museum of British Columbia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and Scenic Marine Route. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Clover Point Park, take a leisurely stroll along Westsong Walkway, and admire the masterpieces at Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Victoria vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Sooke to Victoria in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Island View Beach Regional Park Campground, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route
Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature ©
Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

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