34 days in San Jose, Monterey & San Luis Obispo Itinerary

34 days in San Jose, Monterey & San Luis Obispo Itinerary

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San Jose
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Monterey
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San Luis Obispo
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San Jose

San Jose ©

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Get some cultural insight at Darcie Kent Vineyards and Pace Art and Technology. Head to Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market and Santana Rowfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from San Jose: Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge (in Fremont), Moraga Art Gallery (in Moraga) and Livermore (McGrail Vineyards and Winery & Lawrence Livermore National Lab Discovery Center). There's still lots to do: stop by Kepler's Books, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oakland California Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Downtown Palo Alto Farmer's Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Jose driving holiday planner.

Phoenix to San Jose is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Jose. In October, San Jose is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 77°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Jose

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market ©
Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market
Oakland California Temple ©
Oakland California Temple
Kepler's Books ©
Kepler's Books

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monterey Bay Food Tours and Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery. Head to AiX and Old Monterey Farmer's Marketfor some retail therapy. Step out of Monterey with an excursion to Hawthorne Gallery in Big Sur--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Monterey online trip maker.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Monterey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Monterey sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Monterey

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Head to State Street Underpass and Steynberg Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Central Coast Food and Wine Tours and Rancho Sisquoc Winery. Explore San Luis Obispo's surroundings by going to Cambria (Stepladder Ranch & Creamery, Greenspace Creekside Reserve, &more), Hearst Castle (in San Simeon) and Paso Robles (Oso Libre, Niner Wine Estates, &more). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Rons, get a new perspective on nature at Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, do a tasting at Chamisal Vineyards, and learn about all things military at Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum.

To plan San Luis Obispo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Monterey to San Luis Obispo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Monterey in November, expect nights in San Luis Obispo to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Central Coast Food and Wine Tours ©
Central Coast Food and Wine Tours
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Rancho Sisquoc Winery ©
Rancho Sisquoc Winery

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