7 days in Vancouver & Vancouver Island Itinerary

7 days in Vancouver & Vancouver Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vancouver
— 1 night
2
Tofino
— 2 nights
3
Nanaimo
— 1 night
4
Victoria
— 1 night

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 1st (Sat): wander the streets of Gastown. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, thenstroll around Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and then stroll through Kitsilano Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver tour itinerary website.

Manchester, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Vancouver, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pacific Rim National Park, stop by Mermaid Tales Bookshop, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cox Bay Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tofino route maker site.

Getting from Vancouver to Tofino by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in August; daily highs in Tofino reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the activities along Maffeo Sutton Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Newcastle Island, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nanaimo visit website.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Nanaimo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tofino in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nanaimo, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Newcastle Island ©
Newcastle Island
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maffeo Sutton Park ©
Maffeo Sutton Park

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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.
On the 6th (Thu), go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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

Getting from Nanaimo to Victoria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Victoria when traveling from Nanaimo in August, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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