17 days in British Columbia Itinerary

17 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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17 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Golden
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kelowna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Family-friendly places like Stanley Park and Kitsilano Beach will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, and wander the streets of Granville Island.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver journey builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Vancouver. In May, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

North Vancouver
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont, then stroll through Whistler Blackcomb, and then experience the excitement of Whistler Sliding Centre. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Alexander Falls, then take an in-depth tour of Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Whistler trip planner .

Drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Whistler when traveling from Vancouver in May, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Golden.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Zipline
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre

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Golden

Golden ©
Shining from its nook in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the town of Golden lives up to its name, with memorable scenery at every turn.
Change things up with these side-trips from Golden: Field (Kicking Horse River & Yoho National Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Sherbrooke Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, sample the tasty concoctions at Whitetooth Brewing Company, and hike along Burgess Shale.

Plan my day in Golden using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Golden takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Whistler to Golden is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Golden

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Field
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Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
Sherbrooke Lake ©
Sherbrooke Lake
Paget Peak ©
Paget Peak

1
night
Kelowna

At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): test your team's savvy at Xperience Kelowna Escape - Escape Room & Virtual Reality Arcade and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kelowna tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Golden to Kelowna by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Golden to Kelowna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Kelowna

Tours Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
Kids will enjoy Royal BC Museum and Victoria Bug Zoo. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Butchart Gardens, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, and walk around Beacon Hill Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kelowna to Victoria takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Central Saanich
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Victoria Bug Zoo ©
Victoria Bug Zoo

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nights
Tofino, Vancouver Island

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.
Attractions like Long Beach and Cox Bay Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tofino: Ucluelet (Rubio, Wild Pacific Trail, & more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Pacific Rim National Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tofino Brewing Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tofino driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Tofino takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in Tofino, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

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