19 days in Santa Clara & Oceanside Itinerary

19 days in Santa Clara & Oceanside Itinerary

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Santa Clara
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Oceanside
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Santa Clara

Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California. Kids will appreciate attractions like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Point Lobos. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Clara: Pacific Grove (John Denver Memorial, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, &more), Carmel (San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, Scenic Road Walkway, &more) and Palo Alto (Stanford University & Stanford Memorial Church). There's much more to do: cruise along 17-Mile Drive, take in the history at Mission Santa Clara de Asis, immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and deepen your understanding at Santa Clara University.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Clara day trip tool.

San Francisco to Santa Clara is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in December, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oceanside.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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Oceanside

Oceanside is a coastal city located on California's South Coast. Bring the kids along to LEGOLAND California and Carla and Linda's Walking Food Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Oceanside side-trips: Laguna Beach (Victoria Beach, Heisler Park, &more), Julian (Eagle and High Peak Mine, California Wolf Center, &more) and San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, examine the collection at The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum, go for a stroll along the water at Oceanside Harbor Village, and test your problem-solving skills at Boss-Play Escape Rooms.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oceanside trip itinerary app.

Getting from Santa Clara to Oceanside by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Clara in December: highs in Oceanside hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oceanside

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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