8 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

8 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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8 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Victoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Mount Washington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tofino
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Royal BC Museum and Victoria Butterfly Gardens will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beacon Hill Park and Craigdarroch Castle. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at British Columbia Legislature, look for gifts at Beehive Wool Shop, and take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Victoria is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Victoria. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New York City in February since evenings lows in Victoria dip to 40°F. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mount Washington.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Central Saanich
Highlights from your plan
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

1
night
Mount Washington

Mount Washington
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): fly down the slopes at Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Washington trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Victoria to Mount Washington in 3 hours. Traveling from Victoria in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mount Washington, with lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Mount Washington

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pacific Rim National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Chesterman Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then shop like a local with Henry's Carving Shed.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tofino trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Mount Washington to Tofino in 3.5 hours. In February in Tofino, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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