60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Kelowna
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Golden
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Kootenay National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
4
Clearwater
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h
8
Whistler
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Vancouver
— 9 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

7
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kelowna: Vernon (Teassential, Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, &more), Osoyoos (Sandhu Greenhouses & Nursery & Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad) and Penticton (Skaha Lake Park, Penticton Farmers' Market, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Lake Breeze Winery, admire the verdant scenery at Okanagan Valley, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Okanagan.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kelowna trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Kelowna is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Golden.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Penticton, Summerland, Vernon, Naramata, West Kelowna
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Myra Canyon Park ©
Myra Canyon Park
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad ©
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

7
nights
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.
Explore Golden's surroundings by going to Yoho National Park (Burgess Shale, Paget Peak, &more), Kicking Horse River (in Field) and Invermere (Swansea Mountain Recreation Site & The Artym Gallery). There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, make a trip to Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, see the interesting displays at Golden and District Museum, and wander the wide-open spaces of Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Golden online visit planner.

Getting from Kelowna to Golden by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kelowna to Golden due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Golden are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kootenay National Park.

Things to do in Golden

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Invermere, Kootenay National Park
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch ©
Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch
River Rafting & Tubing
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake

2
nights
Kootenay National Park

Kootenay National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Paint Pots, then trek along Stanley Glacier, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Numa Falls. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Edgewater Hilltop Par 3 Golf & RV Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kootenay National Park tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Golden to Kootenay National Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Golden in June, things will get a bit cooler in Kootenay National Park: highs are around 65°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Kootenay National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Edgewater Hilltop Par 3 Golf & RV Park, Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Glacier ©
Stanley Glacier
Paint Pots ©
Paint Pots
Numa Falls ©
Numa Falls

5
nights
Clearwater

Although forestry remains the area's major employer, Clearwater tourism thrives thanks to the region's good opportunities for outdoor activities on six big lakes and four rivers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Clearwater: Centennial Park (in 100 Mile House) and Baileys Chute (in Wells Gray Provincal Park). Spend a day outdoors on the 27th (Sat) with Wells Gray Adventures. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Dawson Falls, get outside with Battle Mountain Equine Enterprises Inc., and trek along Moul Falls Trail.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Clearwater travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kootenay National Park to Clearwater takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Kootenay National Park to Clearwater, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kootenay National Park in June, expect nights in Clearwater to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Centennial Park, Baileys Chute
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Wells Gray Provincial Park ©
Wells Gray Provincial Park
Moul Falls Trail ©
Moul Falls Trail

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tofino: Fossli Provincial Park (in Port Alberni) and Ucluelet (Florencia Bay, Wild Pacific Trail, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Pacific Rim National Park, explore the activities along Clayoquot Sound, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tofino Brewing Company, and walk around Tonquin Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tofino trip maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Clearwater to Tofino takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Clearwater in June: highs in Tofino hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Campbell River.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ucluelet, Fossli Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Clayoquot Sound ©
Clayoquot Sound

7
nights
Campbell River, Vancouver Island

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Campbell River side-trips: Comox (The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, Comox Valley Farmers' Market, &more), Parksville (Parksville Community Park, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, &more) and Mount Washington Alpine Resort (in Mount Washington). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, stroll around Elk Falls Provincial Park, and admire the majestic nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Campbell River trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Tofino to Campbell River by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Tofino in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Campbell River, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Victoria.

Things to do in Campbell River

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Comox, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Hornby Island, Cathedral Grove
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Grove ©
Cathedral Grove
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Museum at Campbell River ©
The Museum at Campbell River

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victoria: Goldstream Provincial Park (in Langford), Sooke (East Sooke Regional Park & French Beach Provincial Park) and Cowichan-Chemainus Historic Scenic Route (in Duncan). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Bug Zoo, walk around Beacon Hill Park, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Victoria visit planner.

Getting from Campbell River to Victoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Campbell River in July: highs in Victoria hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Sooke, Central Saanich, Goldstream Provincial Park, Thetis Lake Regional Park, West Coast Trail
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

7
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Whistler: Stawamus Chief Park (in Squamish) and Joffre Lakes Provincial Park (in Pemberton). There's lots more to do: glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb, see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexander Falls, and take an in-depth tour of Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Whistler online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Victoria to Whistler in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Victoria in July, you will find days in Whistler are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pemberton, Stawamus Chief Park, Sea to Sky Highway
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Off-Road Tours

9
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inspiration Garden (in Coquitlam), Farm Ventures (in Roberts Creek) and Leghorn Ranch (in Pitt Meadows). There's lots more to do: walk around Stanley Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, and take a stroll through Gastown.

Find out how to plan Vancouver trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Whistler to Vancouver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vancouver are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Inspiration Garden, Farm Ventures, Lighthouse Park, Leghorn Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium

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