7 days in Los Angeles, San Jose & Monterey Itinerary

7 days in Los Angeles, San Jose & Monterey Itinerary

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7 days in Los Angeles, San Jose & Monterey Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Los Angeles

3
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

Plan trip to Los Angeles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Los Angeles. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Sikh Gurdwara, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Umunhum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Murphy Avenue.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Jose itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, San Jose is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Murphy Avenue

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 4th (Mon), look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Jose to Monterey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in February, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar ©
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar

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