5 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

5 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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5 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  8​h
1
San Jose
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Nashville

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose vacation planning site .

Nashville to San Jose is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nashville to San Jose, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nashville in July, with highs in San Jose at 81°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stop by Exploratorium, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online travel route planner .

You can drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from San Jose in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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