8 days in San Jose & Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in San Jose & Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

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San Jose
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Oakland California Temple and Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at AiX and Gallery by the Sea Carmel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Pacific Grove (Asilomar State Beach & Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market) and Monterey (17-Mile Drive & Monterey Bay Food Tours). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coachella Valley Church, shop like a local with Santana Row, and stroll around Pioneer Memorial Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose online tour planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Jose is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to San Jose is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in San Jose reach 29°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get great views at Inspiration Point and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairyland Loop Trail, stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can fly from San Jose to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Jose in October, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be cooler, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature