17 days in Herndon & San Jose Itinerary

17 days in Herndon & San Jose Itinerary

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Herndon
— 7 nights
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Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to San Jose
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San Jose
— 9 nights
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Herndon

— 7 nights
Herndon is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area of the United States. Visit Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Old Rag Mountain Hike and Luray Caverns. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Devils Den, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, &more), Little Washington Spa (in Washington) and McClintock Distilling (in Frederick). On the 26th (Wed), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Worthington Manor Golf Club, trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, gain some tasty knowledge on KO Distilling, and identify plant and animal life at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Herndon tour planner.

Washington to Herndon is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. May in Herndon sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Herndon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Jose

— 9 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Get some historical perspective at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and St. John The Baptist Catholic Church. Get in touch with nature at 17-Mile Drive and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Venture out of the city with trips to Pacific Grove (Asilomar State Beach & Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge), Moss Landing (The Shakespeare Society of America & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Pebble Beach (Bird Rock Vista Point & Cypress Point Golf Club). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunol Regional Wilderness, enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Old Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Jose journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Herndon to San Jose. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Herndon to San Jose. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips