5 days in San Francisco, Big Sur & San Jose Itinerary

5 days in San Francisco, Big Sur & San Jose Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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San Jose
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Mon), make a trip to Lombard Street, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour planner.

Denver to San Francisco is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach and then admire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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San Jose

— 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
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Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Jose takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in April: highs in San Jose hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Spas · Parks

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