8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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San Jose
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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San Simeon
— 2 nights
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Fresno
— 1 night

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San Jose

San Jose ©

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at The Tech Interactive and then take an unorthodox tour of Winchester Mystery House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose road trip website.

Oakdale to San Jose is an approximately 2-hour car ride. January in San Jose sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Monterey.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Science Museum
The Tech Interactive
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Historic Site
Winchester Mystery House
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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, and then explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from San Jose to Monterey in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Monterey sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F at night. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle and then don't miss a visit to San Simeon Pier. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then get great views at Ragged Point Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Dollar Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Simeon trip builder app.

You can drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Monterey in January, San Simeon is slightly colder at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fresno.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Fresno

Fresno ©
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Forestiere Underground Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Shinzen Japanese Garden, and then examine the collection at Meux Home Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Fresno trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Fresno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In January in Fresno, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Specialty Museum
Meux Home Museum
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