10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Jose
1
San Jose
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Berkeley
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: San Jose

3
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): engage your brain at The Tech Interactive, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University, then pause for some serene contemplation at Stanford Memorial Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Google Android Lawn Statues. Keep things going the next day: take an unorthodox tour of Winchester Mystery House, then get engrossed in the history at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Municipal Rose Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Metropolitan Oakland International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Berkeley.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palo Alto, Mountain View
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The Tech Interactive ©
The Tech Interactive
Stanford University ©
Stanford University
Computer History Museum ©
Computer History Museum

1
night
Berkeley

Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. On the 22nd (Fri), pick up some local products at Monterey Market and then gain insight at University of California, Berkeley.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Berkeley travel planning tool .

You can drive from San Jose to Berkeley in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and subway. In November, daytime highs in Berkeley are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Davis.

Things to do in Berkeley

Tours Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Napa
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Artesa Vineyards & Winery ©
Artesa Vineyards & Winery
University of California, Berkeley ©

1
night
Davis

Davis ©
Davis formerly Davisville is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): trek along Davis Greenbelt, explore the galleries of Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, and then walk around Central Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Davis itinerary maker app .

Getting from Berkeley to Davis by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Davis can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Davis

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven ©
Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, make a trip to Lombard Street, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online travel route planner .

You can drive from Davis to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Davis in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take an unorthodox tour of Mystery Spot, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then do a tasting at Beauregard Vineyard.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz vacation planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, Santa Cruz is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mystery Spot ©
Mystery Spot

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