8 days in Tofino, Coombs & Parksville Itinerary

8 days in Tofino, Coombs & Parksville Itinerary

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Tofino
— 3 nights
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Coombs
— 1 night
3
Parksville
— 3 nights

3
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.
Visiting Wild Pacific Trail and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Chesterman Beach and Cox Bay Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hike along Rainforest Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Wickaninnish Beach, and look for gifts at Mermaid Tales Bookshop.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tofino trip maker tool.

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 slightly colder weather when traveling from Vancouver in July: high temperatures in Tofino hover around 21°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Coombs.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Wild Pacific Trail, Wickaninnish Beach
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Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

1
night
Coombs

Coombs ©
On the 29th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Butterfly World Coombs, look for all kinds of wild species at World Parrot Refuge, don't miss a visit to Old Country Market, then view the masterpieces at Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Pyromania Pottery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coombs trip planner.

Getting from Tofino to Coombs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Parksville.

Things to do in Coombs

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
World Parrot Refuge ©
World Parrot Refuge
Butterfly World Coombs ©
Butterfly World Coombs
Old Country Market ©
Old Country Market

3
nights
Parksville

With access to both the sea and mountains, vacations in Parksville appeal to hikers, swimmers, bird-watchers, and amateur photographers.
Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Grove and North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. Take a break from Parksville with a short trip to Elk Falls Suspension Bridge in Campbell River, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, immerse yourself in nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, and play a few rounds at Riptide Lagoon.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Parksville road trip planning tool.

Parksville is very close to Coombs. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Parksville

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Campbell River, North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Cathedral Grove, Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cathedral Grove ©
Cathedral Grove

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