6 days in British Columbia Itinerary

6 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia tour planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Barksdale Air Force Base, Fly to Kelowna
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Kelowna
— 1 day
Fly
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly to Vancouver, Bus to Whistler
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Whistler
— 2 nights
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Drive to Vancouver International Airport, Fly to Barksdale Air Force Base, Drive to Monroe

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Kelowna

— 1 day

Orchard City

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 4th (Mon): do a tasting at The Vibrant Vine and then do a tasting at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kelowna vacation builder app.

Monroe, USA to Kelowna is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries

Side Trip

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and then head outdoors with Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Inner Harbour, then steep yourself in history at Craigdarroch Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Marine Route.

You can plan Victoria trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Kelowna to Victoria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 1 night
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.
On the 7th (Thu), kick back and relax at Cox Bay Beach, then stroll through Schooner Cove, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tofino trip planner.

You can fly from Victoria to Tofino in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tofino are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Tofino

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Whistler

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): trek along Whistler Valley Trail, then admire the sheer force of Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, and then hike along The Whistler Train Wreck Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Whistler road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tofino to Whistler takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Tofino in October, expect Whistler to be a bit cooler, temps between 52°F and 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

British Columbia travel guide

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Parks · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Wineries & Vineyards
Approximately four times as large as Great Britain, the westernmost Canadian province of British Columbia remains a sparsely populated land of soaring mountains, picture-perfect coastlines, and dense forests filled with a diverse wildlife. Ideal for active and adventurous vacationers, British Columbia holidays usually include a blend of wilderness experiences and tours of urban attractions. Most visitors come here to kayak, whale watch, ski, snowboard, golf, fish, surf, and hike through 4 national parks and 140 ecological reserves. For a comprehensive British Columbia tour, make sure your visit includes stops in Vancouver and Victoria, two big cities packed with modern attractions and perfectly positioned for exploring this part of North America.