20 days in Nashville, Santa Cruz & Chester Itinerary

20 days in Nashville, Santa Cruz & Chester Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Nashville
— 7 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 7 nights
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Chester
— 5 nights
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Nashville

— 7 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Bowling Green (1921 Standard Oil Station, National Corvette Museum, &more), Bright's Antique World (in Franklin) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Cedar Sink Trail & Mammoth Cave). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary tool.

San Francisco to Nashville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Nashville is 2 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Cruz

— 7 nights
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Explore Santa Cruz's surroundings by going to Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market, &more), Monterey (Cannery Row, 17-Mile Drive, &more) and Carmel (Carmel Beach Boardwalk, Carmel River State Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seabright State Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Santa Cruz takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nashville to Santa Cruz. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nashville in May; daily highs in Santa Cruz reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chester.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Chester

— 5 nights
Chester is a census-designated place in Plumas County, California, United States. Explore Chester's surroundings by going to Large Junk Art Sculptures (in Cassel), McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park (in Burney) and Pacific Crest Trail (in Mazama). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Almanor, trek along Cinder Cone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mill Creek Falls, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kings Creek Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chester trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Chester in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Cruz in May; daily highs in Chester reach 81°F and lows reach 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chester

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips