15 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

15 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Victoria
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Qualicum Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Campbell River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Tofino
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: London

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scenic Marine Route and Zipline. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and Victoria Pier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victoria: Sooke (East Sooke Regional Park, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more), The Raptors (in Duncan) and Port Renfrew (Botanical Beach Provincial Park & Avatar Grove). There's lots more to do: hike along Galloping Goose Regional Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Clover Point Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Cathedral, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Ross Bay Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Victoria visit planner.

London, UK to Victoria is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Victoria is minus 8 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Victoria hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Qualicum Beach.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sooke, Colwood, Port Renfrew, Galloping Goose Regional Trail, The Raptors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach ©
Qualicum Beach is a town located on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. Get some cultural insight at McLean Mill Historic Park and Emerald Coast Vineyards. Bring the kids along to Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park and North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Qualicum Beach: Nanaimo (Newcastle Island & Pipers Lagoon Park). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, view the masterpieces at Robert Held Art GLass, don't miss a visit to Old Country Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Front Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Qualicum Beach planning tool.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Qualicum Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Qualicum Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Errington, Parksville, Old Country Market
Highlights from your plan
North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre ©
North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Pipers Lagoon Park ©
Pipers Lagoon Park
Newcastle Island ©
Newcastle Island

2
nights
Campbell River

Locals may joke Campbell River represents civilization's end on scenic Vancouver Island, yet the city remains a lively hub of tourism consistently packed with nature enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thentake in the views from Elk Falls Suspension Bridge, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: walk around Nymph Falls Nature Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kin Beach Provincial Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Air Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Campbell River trip planner.

Getting from Qualicum Beach to Campbell River by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Campbell River, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tofino.

Things to do in Campbell River

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Courtenay, Kin Beach Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Air Park ©
Air Park

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Schooner Cove, explore the activities along Clayoquot Sound, and then take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cox Bay Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, thenlook for gifts at Rubio, and finally view the masterpieces at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tofino trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Campbell River to Tofino takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Campbell River in August, expect nights in Tofino to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Schooner Cove ©
Schooner Cove
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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