9 days in Prescott, Big Bear Lake & Oakland Itinerary

9 days in Prescott, Big Bear Lake & Oakland Itinerary

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Prescott
— 1 day
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Big Bear Lake
— 4 nights
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Oakland
— 1 night
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Prescott

— 1 day
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, then view the masterpieces at Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Prescott holiday planner.

Phoenix to Prescott is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: highs in Prescott hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Big Bear Lake.

Things to do in Prescott

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Big Bear Lake

— 4 nights
Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Big Bear Lake is known for wildlife, trails, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Alpine Pedal Path, stroll through Castle Rock Trail 1W03, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Big Bear Lake trip itinerary website.

Drive from Prescott to Big Bear Lake in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Prescott to Big Bear Lake is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Prescott in July: high temperatures in Big Bear Lake hover around 77°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Oakland.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Oakland

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): go for a walk through Riverfront Promenade, do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, then do a tasting at Sterling Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oakland day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Big Bear Lake to Oakland with the Route module. Traveling from Big Bear Lake in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Oakland, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oakland

Wineries · Historic Sites

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