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Merced to Fresno drive

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 Fossil Discovery Center
 Garden Inn and Suites
 Knights Inn Fresno
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV


Merced to Fresno road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Merced to Fresno. If you're planning a road trip to Fresno, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Merced and Fresno. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Merced and Fresno. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Merced
drive for about 20 minutes

10:20 am  Chowchilla
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:20 am
drive for about 13 minutes

11:33 am  Fossil Discovery Center
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:33 pm
drive for about 15 minutes

12:49 pm  Madera
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:49 pm
drive for about 29 minutes

2:17 pm  stay at Garden Inn and Suites
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:17 pm
drive for about 11 minutes

3:28 pm  stay at Knights Inn Fresno
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:28 pm
drive for about 7 minutes

4:35 pm  arrive in Fresno

driving ≈ 1.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Merced to Fresno.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Merced, California.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?


Fossil Discovery Center


Garden Inn and Suites

Knights Inn Fresno

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Fresno, California.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Fresno?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Fresno.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Fresno to Merced drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Merced to Fresno. Or get a full Merced to Fresno flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Merced well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Merced!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 58 miles
driving time of 57 minutes
3 Merced travel answers
5 Fresno travel answers


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