4 days in San Jose, San Francisco & Napa Itinerary

4 days in San Jose, San Francisco & Napa Itinerary

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4 days in San Jose, San Francisco & Napa Itinerary

Start: San Jose
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San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: San Jose

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and then kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Computer History Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cuesta Park, then take in the architecture and design of Stanford University, and finally admire the natural beauty at Municipal Rose Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the San Jose online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Jose. April in San Jose sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Mountain View, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Natural Bridges State Beach, Stanford University
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Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Stanford University ©
Stanford University
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Getting from San Jose to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Jose in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Napa

Napa
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): do a tasting at Hendry Ranch Wines.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Napa holiday planning app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Napa, with lows of 44°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries

Side Trip

V. Sattui Winery

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