9 days in San Jose & Texas Itinerary

9 days in San Jose & Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

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San Jose
— 2 nights
Fly
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Austin
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly

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San Jose

— 2 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Sikh Gurdwara. Explore San Jose's surroundings by going to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard (in Pacific Grove), 17-Mile Drive (in Monterey) and Scenic Road Walkway (in Carmel). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

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San Francisco to San Jose is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a subway. In December in San Jose, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Austin.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Texas State Capitol and Zilker Metropolitan Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, explore the world behind art at Mexic-Arte Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Texas Memorial Museum, and see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from San Jose to Austin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. December in Austin sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

San Antonio

— 3 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Attractions like The San Antonio River Walk and Six Flags Fiesta Texas make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, make a trip to Main Plaza, and take in the history at Mission Concepcion.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.