6 days in San Jose, Yosemite National Park & Mammoth Lakes Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California journey builder
Make it your trip
San Jose
— 1 night
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night


San Jose — 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): delve into the mystery of Winchester Mystery House, soothe aching muscles at Hanuman Yoga Retreat, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip site.

Detroit to San Jose is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Detroit in October, expect San Jose to be a bit warmer, temps between 77°F and 54°F. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Yosemite National Park.
Historic Sites · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

Yosemite National Park — 3 nights

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online attractions planner.

Getting from San Jose to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Jose in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Mammoth Lakes — 1 night

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Earthquake Fault and then take an in-depth tour of Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin.

You can plan Mammoth Lakes trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Mammoth Lakes are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8: