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Pacific Grove to San Jose drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV


Pacific Grove to San Jose road trip planner

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

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10:00 am  start in Pacific Grove
drive for about 24 minutes

10:24 am  California 1
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:24 am
drive for about 24 minutes

11:49 am  San Juan Bautista
eat at Vertigo Coffee
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:49 pm
drive for about 22 minutes

1:11 pm  Gilroy
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:11 pm
drive for about 18 minutes

2:28 pm  Morgan Hill
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:28 pm
drive for about 24 minutes

3:52 pm  Iguanas
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:52 pm
drive for about 14 minutes

5:06 pm  arrive in San Jose

driving ≈ 2 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Pacific Grove, California.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.



Where should I stop along the way?

California 1  (4 mentions)
San Juan Bautista  (5 answers)
    Mission San Juan Bautista  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around San Juan Bautista:
        Vertigo Coffee
Gilroy  (4 answers)
    Gilroy Premium Outlets  (3 mentions)
    Gilroy Gardens  (2 mentions)
Morgan Hill
    Gilroy Premium Outlets  (3 mentions)
    Gilroy Gardens  (2 mentions)
Iguanas




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is San Jose, California.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



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  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)

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Hotels with airport parking in San Jose  (4 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in San Jose for a first time visitor?  (2 answers)

profile  Drew from Ojai asked:
Free things to do in San Jose?  (1 answer)

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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 Pacific Grove 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 Pacific Grove to San Jose. Or get a full Pacific Grove 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 Pacific Grove well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Pacific Grove!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 74 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 18 minutes
18 Pacific Grove travel answers
5 San Juan Bautista travel answers
4 Gilroy travel answers
1 Morgan Hill travel answer
38 San Jose travel answers





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