8 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

8 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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Victoria
— 4 nights
2
Ucluelet
— 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Inner Harbour and Sooke Potholes Provincial Park. Visit Craigdarroch Castle and Victoria Pier for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to East Sooke Regional Park in Sooke (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the world behind art at Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature, stroll through Scenic Marine Route, and stroll around Centennial Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria trip planner.

Kingston to Victoria is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kingston in August; daily highs in Victoria reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ucluelet.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sooke, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
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Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
East Sooke Regional Park ©
East Sooke Regional Park

3
nights
Ucluelet

Ucluelet ©
A haven for surfers on Canada's west coast, the small town of Ucluelet offers rugged, rocky scenery to complement the powerful waves that crash against its shores.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wickaninnish Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Cox Bay Beach, thenbrowse the exhibits of Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Long Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Reflecting Spirit Gallery, thenkick back and relax at Florencia Bay, thenhike along Wild Pacific Trail, and finally enjoy the sea views from Amphitrite Point Lighthouse.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ucluelet trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Ucluelet takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ucluelet

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tofino, Wickaninnish Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse ©
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse
Roy Henry Vickers Gallery ©
Roy Henry Vickers Gallery

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