4 days in Mendocino & San Jose Itinerary

4 days in Mendocino & San Jose Itinerary

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Mendocino
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San Jose
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Mendocino

— 1 night
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 20th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Kelley House Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ford House Visitor Center & Museum, and then explore the activities along Mendocino Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Highlight Gallery, explore the world behind art at Mendocino Art Center, then look for gifts at Mendocino Jams & Preserves, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Van Damme State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mendocino trip maker site.

San Francisco to Mendocino is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Mendocino are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Mendocino

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

San Jose

— 2 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, then stroll through Cowell Ranch State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pescadero State Beach. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Computer History Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Rodin Sculpture Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Jose trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mendocino to San Jose takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Mendocino in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Jose: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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