15 days in San Jose & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in San Jose & San Francisco Itinerary

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San Jose
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 8 nights
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San Jose — 6 nights

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Explore San Jose's surroundings by going to Moss Landing (Moss Landing State Beach & Elkhorn Slough Safari), Stanford University (in Palo Alto) and Peninsula (in San Mateo). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and kick back and relax at Manresa State Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip website.

Newark to San Jose is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect San Jose to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 60°F. You will leave for San Francisco on the 22nd (Mon).
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San Francisco — 8 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Venture out of the city with trips to Oakland (Oakland California Temple & Redwood Regional Park). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Jose in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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