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Las Vegas to San Jose drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Las Vegas to San Jose road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Las Vegas to San Jose. If you're planning a road trip to San Jose, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Las Vegas
drive for about 58 minutes

10:58 am  Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:58 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:34 pm  Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:34 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:38 pm  Mojave
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Mojave
drive for about 1 hour

11:03 am  Bakersfield
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:03 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:00 pm  eat at Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:00 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:47 pm  San Juan Bautista
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:47 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

6:33 pm  arrive in San Jose

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Las Vegas to San Jose questions

Where should I stop along the way?

Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas  (3 mentions)

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

Mojave  (2 answers)

Bakersfield  (19 answers)
    questions about Bakersfield:
        Best free things to do in Bakersfield?

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant  (5 mentions)

San Juan Bautista  (5 answers)
    Mission San Juan Bautista  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around San Juan Bautista:
        Vertigo Coffee

What are some things to do in San Jose?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

San Jose Museum of Art  (3 mentions)
Santana Row  (3 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about San Jose. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in San Jose for a first time visitor?  (6 answers)

profile  Susie from asked:
Hotels with airport parking in San Jose  (5 answers)

profile  Sunil from Mountain View asked:
Best missions to see & other good activities for kids  (4 answers)

profile  Meradith from Scottsdale asked:
Neighborhood for young professional in San Jose  (4 answers)

profile  Drew from Ojai asked:
Free things to do in San Jose?  (2 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a San Jose to Las Vegas drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Las Vegas to San Jose. Or get a full Las Vegas to San Jose flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Las Vegas well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Las Vegas!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 528 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 7 minutes
San Jose is the same time as Las Vegas
324 Las Vegas travel answers
2 Mojave travel answers
19 Bakersfield travel answers
5 San Juan Bautista travel answers
39 San Jose travel answers


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