4 days in San Jose, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

4 days in San Jose, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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4 days in San Jose, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  1​h
1
San Jose
— 1 day
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
3
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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San Jose

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The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church, then make a trip to Sikh Gurdwara, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Umunhum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Jose journey maker tool .

San Francisco to San Jose is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. March in San Jose sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

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Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from San Jose to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 74°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Diego route planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (69°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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