7 days in San Jose, San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

7 days in San Jose, San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to San Jose
San Jose
— 1 night
San Diego
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Altoona


San Jose

— 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Santana Row, and then learn about winemaking at House Family Vineyards.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Jose trip planner.

Altoona to San Jose is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Altoona to San Jose due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Altoona in October; daily highs in San Jose reach 77°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Jose

Shopping · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for gifts at Kogei Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then browse the different shops at Cedros Design District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from San Jose to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in October, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Rodeo Drive and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or fly. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips