26 days in Hollister & California Itinerary

26 days in Hollister & California Itinerary

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Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Drive to Hollister
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Hollister
— 2 nights
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Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Napa
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Hollister

— 2 nights
Hollister is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Halifax County in northeastern North Carolina, United States. On the 28th (Wed), stroll through Sylvan Heights Bird Park and then hike along Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Medoc Mountain State Park and then learn about winemaking at Rosemont of Virginia Winery.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hollister trip itinerary maker.

McAllen to Hollister is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from McAllen to Hollister is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from McAllen in June; daily highs in Hollister reach 85°F and lows reach 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Hollister

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Attractions like Vernal Fall and Bridalveil Fall make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Village. The adventure continues: hike along Panorama Trail, play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Hollister to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Hollister to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hollister in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Napa

— 2 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, then admire all the interesting features of Castello di Amorosa, and finally view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Napa attractions app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Napa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Napa, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Theme Parks · Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Relax by the water at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Baker Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder tool.

Drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Big Sur

— 2 nights

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Sur State Historic Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, then browse the collection at Henry Miller Memorial Library, then take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur road trip planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, and then take in the waterfront at Old Fisherman's Wharf. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Monterey, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa Monica Pier and Griffith Observatory. Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Anaheim are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Visiting La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park will get you outdoors. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, walk around Balboa Park, and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego route planning site.

Drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Outdoors

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.