18 days in San Jose & San Francisco Itinerary

18 days in San Jose & San Francisco Itinerary

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18 days in San Jose & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: San Jose
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San Jose
— 14 nights
Drive:  1​h
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: San Jose

14
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Monterey (Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, & more), Garland Ranch Regional Park (in Carmel Valley) and Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market, Asilomar State Beach, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and trek along Scenic Road Walkway.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Jose day trip website .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Metropolitan Oakland International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Mountain View, Livermore
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

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Drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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