16 days in San Francisco & San Jose Itinerary

16 days in San Francisco & San Jose Itinerary

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16 days in San Francisco & San Jose Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
San Jose
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Copenhagen

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello di Amorosa and Muir Woods National Monument. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and take a stroll through Union Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online tour itinerary builder .

Copenhagen, Denmark to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Copenhagen to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sacramento, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, V. Sattui Winery, Bodega Dunes, Muir Woods National Monument
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©

7
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Head to Ocean Avenue and Gallery by the Sea Carmelfor plenty of shopping. We've included these beaches for you: Point Lobos and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Explore San Jose's surroundings by going to Monterey (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail), San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (in Carmel) and Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Pinos Lighthouse, & more). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach, play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to San Jose by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in San Jose are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Monterey, River Rafting & Tubing, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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