7 days in San Jose & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

7 days in San Jose & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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7 days in San Jose & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: San Jose
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San Jose
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + bus + train:  4​h 30​min
End: San Jose

3
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Relax by the water at Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Monterey Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard & Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market) and Monterey (Cannery Row & 17-Mile Drive).

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose driving holiday site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Metropolitan Oakland International Airport. July in San Jose sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. On the next day, get great views at Tunnel View and then stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Do a combination of train, flight, and car from San Jose to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Jose in July, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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