7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  7 h
1
Fresno
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Yosemite National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Modesto
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
5
Half Moon Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Big Sur
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
7
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Del Mar
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
11
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
End: Nashville

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Fresno

Fresno
For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fresno online trip itinerary planner .

Nashville to Fresno is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nashville to Fresno due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in July, expect nights in Fresno to be about the same, around 70°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 100°F. On the 13th (Sat), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tunnel View as well as Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. On the 13th (Sat), make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then get great views at Washburn Point, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To plan Yosemite National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Fresno to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Fresno in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 46°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Modesto.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

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Modesto

Modesto
Modesto, officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Modesto trip itinerary maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Modesto. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: high temperatures in Modesto hover around 97°F and lows are around 65°F. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Modesto

Wineries Parks Outdoors

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Bridge. On the 14th (Sun), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Modesto to San Francisco in 2 hours. Traveling from Modesto in July, you will find days in San Francisco are cooler (73°F), and nights are little chillier (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Half Moon Bay trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Half Moon Bay hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 54°F. On the 15th (Mon), you're off toBig Sur.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bixby Bridge, McWay Falls and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Partington Cove, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and finally take a memorable drive along Old Coast Road.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip tool .

Getting from Half Moon Bay to Big Sur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Half Moon Bay in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hearst Castle.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Simeon trip builder .

You can drive from Big Sur to San Simeon in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in July: highs in San Simeon hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 56°F. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 16th (Tue), make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, and then wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara travel planning app .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in July, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Carpinteria
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes A-List Hollywood Tours as well as Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Del Mar.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

A-List Hollywood Tours
Highlights from your plan
A-List Hollywood Tours ©
A-List Hollywood Tours
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Del Mar

Del Mar
Del Mar is a beach city in San Diego County, California. For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Del Mar trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Santa Monica to Del Mar by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in July: highs in Del Mar hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 65°F. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Del Mar

Parks Outdoors Wineries

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Jolla Cove as well as La Jolla Shores Park. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego route maker .

San Diego is just a stone's throw from Del Mar. When traveling from Del Mar in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

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