7 days in San Francisco & San Jose Itinerary

7 days in San Francisco & San Jose Itinerary

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7 days in San Francisco & San Jose Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
San Jose
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Phoenix

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get some cultural insight at Union Square and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena) and Calistoga (Chateau Montelena & Sharpsteen Museum). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Point, steep yourself in history at The Jimi Hendrix House, and don't miss a visit to Haight Street.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip app .

Phoenix to San Francisco is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Calistoga, Modus Operandi Cellars
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Union Square ©
Union Square
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

3
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Get some historical perspective at Scenic Road Walkway and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Escape the urban bustle at Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach and Pescadero State Beach. Take a break from San Jose with a short trip to Hidden Villa Farm in Los Altos, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church and engage your brain at The Tech Museum of Innovation.

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Drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in San Jose hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach, Hidden Villa Farm, Scenic Road Walkway, Pescadero State Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pescadero State Beach ©
Pescadero State Beach

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