8 days in San Jose & Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in San Jose & Washington DC Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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San Jose
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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San Jose

— 3 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Explore San Jose's surroundings by going to Monterey (Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17-Mile Drive, &more), Carmel (Carmel River State Beach, Point Lobos, &more) and Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard & Asilomar State Beach). It doesn't end there: walk around Cuesta Park and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip builder.

San Francisco to San Jose is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a subway. March in San Jose sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 4 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC visit planning website.

You can fly from San Jose to Washington DC in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Jose to Washington DC. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Jose in March; daily highs in Washington DC reach 55°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip