6 days in Vancouver & Vancouver Island Itinerary

6 days in Vancouver & Vancouver Island Itinerary

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6 days in Vancouver & Vancouver Island Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Qualicum Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Colwood
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Tampa

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Unitarian Church of Vancouver.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver vacation builder .

Tampa, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Tampa in July, things will get slightly colder in Vancouver: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Qualicum Beach.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Delta, Richmond, Mud Bay Park
Highlights from your plan
Burns Bog ©
Burns Bog
Mud Bay Park ©
Mud Bay Park

2
nights
Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach ©
Qualicum Beach is a town located on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. On the 13th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, delve into the lush surroundings at Heritage Forest, and then hike along Lighthouse Country Regional Trail.

Before you visit Qualicum Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Qualicum Beach takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Colwood.

Things to do in Qualicum Beach

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trips

Lighthouse Country Regional Trail, North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Highlights from your plan
North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre ©
Heritage Forest ©
Heritage Forest
Lighthouse Country Regional Trail ©
Lighthouse Country Regional Trail

1
night
Colwood

Colwood ©
Colwood is a city located on Vancouver Island to the southwest of Victoria, capital of British Columbia. On the 14th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Hatley Castle, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, then take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and finally walk around Thetis Lake Regional Park.

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Traveling by car from Qualicum Beach to Colwood takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Colwood are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colwood

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thetis Lake Regional Park, Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Hatley Castle ©
Hatley Castle
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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