15 days in Santa Clara & Clearwater Itinerary

15 days in Santa Clara & Clearwater Itinerary

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Santa Clara
— 5 nights
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Clearwater
— 8 nights
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Santa Clara

— 5 nights
Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Clara: Monterey (San Carlos Cathedral, Monterey Bay Aquarium, &more), Elkhorn Slough Safari (in Moss Landing) and Carmel (Point Lobos & Gallery by the Sea Carmel). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, see the interesting displays at Intel Corp and Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, and take in the history at Mission Santa Clara de Asis.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Clara route builder website.

San Francisco to Santa Clara is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Santa Clara are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Clearwater.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Clearwater

— 8 nights

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Clearwater: Sarasota (Sarasota Garden Club, Siesta Key Rum, &more), Tampa (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay & Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park) and Orlando (Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park & Magic Kingdom Park). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Murielle Winery, stroll through Clearwater Beach, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Pierce Street Market.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Clearwater road trip planning website.

Fly from Santa Clara to Clearwater in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Santa Clara in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Clearwater: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips