6 days in San Francisco, San Jose & Los Angeles Itinerary

6 days in San Francisco, San Jose & Los Angeles Itinerary

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6 days in San Francisco, San Jose & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
San Jose
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Lombard Street, Golden Gate Park, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 14th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, then catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, and finally don't miss a visit to Full House House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Lombard Street, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

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New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in January, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (59°F), and nights are much hotter (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Google Android Lawn Statues, Intel Corp and Museum, Apple Park Visitor Center, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Google Android Lawn Statues, get behind the scenes at Intel Corp and Museum, admire the landmark architecture of San Jose City Hall, then see the interesting displays at The Tech Museum of Innovation, then delve into the mystery of Winchester Mystery House, and finally don't miss a visit to Apple Park Visitor Center.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Jose trip maker site .

Drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. January in San Jose sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Google Android Lawn Statues, Apple Park Visitor Center, Intel Corp and Museum
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The Tech Museum of Innovation ©
The Tech Museum of Innovation
Apple Park Visitor Center ©
Apple Park Visitor Center
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House

2
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.
You've added Sunset Boulevard, Rodeo Drive, Universal CityWalk Hollywood, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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You can fly from San Jose to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Jose in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 70°F and lows are around 49°F. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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