22 days in Canada Itinerary

22 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia holiday planner

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Vancouver
— 1 night
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Victoria
— 3 nights
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Tofino
— 4 nights
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Campbell River
— 2 nights
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Port Hardy
— 2 nights
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Nanaimo
— 5 nights
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Victoria
— 3 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): wander the streets of Gastown, then appreciate the history behind A-maze-ing Laughter, and then contemplate the waterfront views at False Creek.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip builder website.

Manchester, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. In September, daytime highs in Vancouver are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Whytecliff Park
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
False Creek ©
False Creek
Whytecliff Park ©
Whytecliff Park

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, then get a sense of history and politics at Government House, and then get some jogging in at Westsong Walkway. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Marine Route, then walk around Trafalgar Park, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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

Getting from Vancouver to Victoria by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. September in Victoria sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

The Butchart Gardens, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Fishing Charters & Tours
Government House ©
Government House

4
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cox Bay Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Tofino's surroundings by going to Ucluelet (Wild Pacific Trail & Florencia Bay). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Clayoquot Sound, kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, look for gifts at Rubio, and stroll around Tonquin Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tofino trip itinerary website.

Drive from Victoria to Tofino in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tofino can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ucluelet, Wickaninnish Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach
Clayoquot Sound ©
Clayoquot Sound
Tonquin Park ©
Tonquin Park

2
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Corilair Charters. Change things up with these side-trips from Campbell River: Courtenay (Blue Moon Winery & Nymph Falls Nature Park). There's still lots to do: stroll around Elk Falls Provincial Park, snap pictures at Elk Falls Suspension Bridge, go for a walk through Rotary Sea Walk, and make a trip to Ripple Rock.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Campbell River holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Tofino to Campbell River in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Hardy.

Things to do in Campbell River

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Courtenay
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nymph Falls Nature Park ©
Nymph Falls Nature Park
Elk Falls Provincial Park ©
Elk Falls Provincial Park

2
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Port Hardy

Port Hardy ©
Port Hardy is a district municipality in British Columbia, Canada located on the northeastern end of Vancouver Island. On the 12th (Sat), stroll around Beaver Harbour Park (Storey's Beach) and then stroll around Gods Pocket Marine Provincial Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Hardy trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Campbell River to Port Hardy takes 3 hours. Traveling from Campbell River in September, you will find days in Port Hardy are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Port Hardy

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gods Pocket Marine Provincial Park ©
Gods Pocket Marine Provincial Park

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral Grove and McLean Mill Historic Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nanaimo: Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park (in Parksville) and Holland Creek Hiking Trails (in Ladysmith). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Harbourfront Walkway, stroll around Hemer Provincial Park, cast your line with a fishing tour, and head outdoors with Buttertubs Marsh.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nanaimo online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Port Hardy to Nanaimo in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nanaimo when traveling from Port Hardy in September, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Port Alberni, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, Holland Creek Hiking Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Grove ©
Cathedral Grove
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park ©
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
McLean Mill Historic Park ©
McLean Mill Historic Park

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Victoria

Victoria ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour, then get engrossed in the history at Saanich Pioneer Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at Salt Spring Island Cheese Company. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Craigdarroch Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Abkhazi Garden, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Victoria trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Nanaimo to Victoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salt Spring Island Cheese Company, Saanich Pioneer Museum
Highlights from your plan
Salt Spring Island Cheese Company ©
Salt Spring Island Cheese Company
Food Tours
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

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