8 days in Tofino & Victoria Itinerary

8 days in Tofino & Victoria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tofino
— 3 nights
2
Victoria
— 4 nights

3
nights
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Chesterman Beach. Relax by the water at Long Beach and Cox Bay Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tofino: Ucluelet (Wild Pacific Trail & Florencia Bay). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pacific Rim National Park, kick back and relax at Schooner Cove, make a trip to Solart Glass Studio, and look for gifts at Rubio.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tofino trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Vancouver to Tofino is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: high temperatures in Tofino hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ucluelet, Wickaninnish Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

4
nights
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.
Visiting Inner Harbour and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Butchart Gardens and East Sooke Regional Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victoria: Sooke (French Beach Provincial Park & Fishing Charters & Tours). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Vancouver Island Brewing, admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Victoria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sooke, Central Saanich
Highlights from your plan
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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