16 days in Fresno & Rochester Itinerary

16 days in Fresno & Rochester Itinerary

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Fresno
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Rochester
— 7 nights
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Fresno

— 7 nights
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Explore Fresno's surroundings by going to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park (Generals Hwy, Moro Rock Trail, &more), Ascent Spa (in Fish Camp) and Wawona (Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark & Pioneer Yosemite History Center). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Johns Cathedral of Fresno, contemplate the long history of Forestiere Underground Gardens, and make a trip to Old Fresno Water Tower.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fresno trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Fresno. In December, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 38°F. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Rochester.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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Rochester

— 7 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Get out of town with these interesting Rochester side-trips: Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica (in Lackawanna), Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park (in Buffalo) and Patriots and Heroes Park (in Williamsville). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Strong National Museum of Play, awaken your taste buds at Crush Beer & Wine Tours, admire the masterpieces at Memorial Art Gallery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rochester trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Fresno to Rochester in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Fresno to Rochester. In December, Rochester is little chillier than Fresno - with highs of 39°F and lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 5: