6 days in San Jose, Monterey & San Simeon Itinerary

6 days in San Jose, Monterey & San Simeon Itinerary

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San Jose
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Simeon
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House, then take an in-depth tour of Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Municipal Rose Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Jose attractions website.

Oakdale to San Jose is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oakdale in August: highs in San Jose hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and take some stellar pictures from China Rock.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Monterey travel itinerary planner.

Drive from San Jose to Monterey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Jose in August: highs in Monterey hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Golf

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Must see
17-Mile Drive
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Point Lobos
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Ragged Point Overlook.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read San Simeon trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Monterey, expect warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for home.
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