12 days in San Jose & Seattle Itinerary

12 days in San Jose & Seattle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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San Jose

— 4 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Get a sense of the local culture at Winchester Mystery House and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Visit Cannery Row and San Carlos Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from San Jose: Point Lobos (in Carmel), USS Hornet Museum (in Alameda) and Filoli (in Woodside). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Peace Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to San Jose is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in November: highs in San Jose hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Seattle

— 6 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pioneer Square and Bruce Lee Grave Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Jimi Hendrix Grave Site (in Renton) and Fort Nisqually Living History Museum (in Tacoma). Dedicate the 13th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, admire the natural beauty at Seattle Center, stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seattle vacation planning website.

Getting from San Jose to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Jose in November, with highs in Seattle at 13°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips