8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Jose
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San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Subway + Bus:  7 h
4
Yountville
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: San Jose

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night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph and then examine the collection at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Jose sightseeing planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Jose. In July, daytime highs in San Jose are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum ©
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Muir Woods National Monument, Lombard Street and USS Pampanito. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning website .

You can drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from San Jose in July, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Panorama Trail will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Yountville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
night
Yountville

Yountville
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Yountville trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of car, flight, subway, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Yountville in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Yountville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries Tours Parks

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