7 days in Fresno & San Francisco Itinerary

7 days in Fresno & San Francisco Itinerary

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Fresno — 2 nights

The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): trek along General Grant Tree Trail and then Head underground at Crystal Cave. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Forestiere Underground Gardens, cool off at Island Waterpark, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fresno online holiday planner.

Sky Valley to Fresno is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sky Valley in July; daily highs in Fresno reach 100°F and lows reach 70°F. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Fresno to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fresno in July, you will find days in San Francisco are colder (73°F), and nights are little chillier (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Fresno.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Fresno — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, take in the exciting artwork at Kearney Mansion Museum & Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Shinzen Japanese Garden, and finally walk around Woodward Regional Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fresno trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Fresno by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Fresno are much warmer (100°F), and nights are a bit warmer (70°F).
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums