12 days in Bernalillo, Palm Springs & San Jose Itinerary

12 days in Bernalillo, Palm Springs & San Jose Itinerary

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12 days in Bernalillo, Palm Springs & San Jose Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Bernalillo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
2
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4​h 30​min
3
San Jose
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Bernalillo

Bernalillo ©
Bernalillo is a town in Sandoval County, New Mexico, in the United States. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then take in the exciting artwork at Fuller Lodge Art Center, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Bandelier National Monument.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bernalillo trip planner .

New York City to Bernalillo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for little chillier nights in Bernalillo, with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Bernalillo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Alamos, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Wildlife West Nature Park
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Coronado Historic Site ©
Coronado Historic Site

3
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palm Springs: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Temecula) and The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (in Palm Desert). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Jacinto Mountain, explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bernalillo to Palm Springs. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bernalillo to Palm Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bernalillo in October, expect Palm Springs to be warmer, temps between 92°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fountain of Life, Wine Tours & Tastings, Sunnylands Center & Gardens, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens ©
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon

6
nights
San Jose

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings & Balloon Rides), Point Lobos (in Carmel) and Monterey (Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, & more). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, admire all the interesting features of Sonoma Plaza, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Jose trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Palm Springs to San Jose takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Palm Springs in October, things will get a bit cooler in San Jose: highs are around 77°F and lows about 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey, Napa, Point Lobos, Muir Woods National Monument, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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