18 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

18 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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Victoria
— 7 nights
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Parksville
— 3 nights
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Ucluelet
— 4 nights
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Campbell River
— 3 nights

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Victoria

Victoria ©

Garden City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victoria: Goldstream Provincial Park (in Langford), BC Aviation Museum (in Sidney) and Sooke (East Sooke Regional Park & Fishing Charters & Tours). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, and explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Victoria online driving holiday planner.

Tampa, USA to Victoria is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Victoria is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Tampa in March, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Parksville.

Things to do in Victoria

Side Trips

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Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Beacon Hill Park ©
Beacon Hill Park
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

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Parksville

Parksville ©

Jewel of Vancouver Island

With access to both the sea and mountains, vacations in Parksville appeal to hikers, swimmers, bird-watchers, and amateur photographers.
Get out of town with these interesting Parksville side-trips: Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park (in Qualicum Beach) and Port Alberni (Cathedral Grove & Twin City Brewing). The adventure continues: walk around Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Front Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Englishman River, and experience rural life at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Parksville road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Victoria to Parksville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ucluelet.

Things to do in Parksville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Cathedral Grove ©
Cathedral Grove
Englishman River Falls Provincial Park ©
Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park ©
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

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Ucluelet

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ucluelet: Tofino (Clayoquot Sound, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, hike along Wild Pacific Trail, and sample the fine beverages at Pacific Rim Distilling.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ucluelet trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Parksville to Ucluelet takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Ucluelet can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Ucluelet

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Campbell River

Campbell River ©

Salmon Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take an unforgettable tour with 49 North Helicopters and then catch some excitement at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Holly Hill Farm, stop by Awatin Aboriginal Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Museum at Campbell River, then sample the fine beverages at Wayward Distillery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Paradise Plants Garden Centre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Campbell River trip maker website.

You can drive from Ucluelet to Campbell River in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Campbell River, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Campbell River

Parks · Winter Sports · Nightlife · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Holly Hill Farm ©
Holly Hill Farm
49 North Helicopters ©
49 North Helicopters
Wayward Distillery ©
Wayward Distillery

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