19 days in Santa Clara & Oceanside Itinerary

19 days in Santa Clara & Oceanside Itinerary

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Santa Clara
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Oceanside
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Santa Clara

Santa Clara ©
Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California. Kids will appreciate attractions like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Clara: Pacific Grove (John Denver Memorial, Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, &more), Carmel (San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, Scenic Road Walkway, &more) and Palo Alto (Stanford University & Stanford Memorial Church). There's much more to do: cruise along 17-Mile Drive, take in the history at Mission Santa Clara de Asis, immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and deepen your understanding at Santa Clara University.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Clara day trip tool.

San Francisco to Santa Clara is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in December, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oceanside.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Oceanside

Oceanside ©
Oceanside is a coastal city located on California's South Coast. Bring the kids along to LEGOLAND California and California Wolf Center. Get out of town with these interesting Oceanside side-trips: Julian (Eagle and High Peak Mine & The Bird Watcher), San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido) and Laguna Beach (Victoria Beach, Heisler Park, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at Carla and Linda's Walking Food Tours, test your team's savvy at Boss-Play Escape Rooms, and take in the waterfront activity at Oceanside Harbor Village.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oceanside trip itinerary app.

Getting from Santa Clara to Oceanside by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Clara in December: highs in Oceanside hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oceanside

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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California Wolf Center ©
California Wolf Center
LEGOLAND California ©
LEGOLAND California
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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