31 days in San Jose & Washington DC Itinerary

31 days in San Jose & Washington DC Itinerary

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— 9 nights
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Washington DC
— 21 nights
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San Jose

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Bring the kids along to Monterey Bay Aquarium and 17-Mile Drive. Venture out of the city with trips to Pacific Grove (Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, &more), Oakland (Oakland Zoo, Oakland California Temple, &more) and Carmel (Gallery by the Sea Carmel, Point Lobos, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at San Gregorio State Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Rose Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose tour site.

San Francisco to San Jose is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in San Jose to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Point Lobos ©
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Point Lobos
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17-Mile Drive ©
Scenic Drive
17-Mile Drive
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Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park will thrill your kids. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Annapolis (Banneker-Douglass Museum, U.S. Naval Academy, &more), George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring (in Sandy Spring). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Jose to Washington DC takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Jose in July, with highs in Washington DC at 89°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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