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San Jose to Whistler drive

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  San Jose
 Ashland (Oregon)
driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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San Jose to Whistler road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Jose to Whistler. If you're planning a road trip to Whistler, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between San Jose and Whistler. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between San Jose and Whistler. 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 San Jose
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:32 am  Napa
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 1:32 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:23 pm  Redding
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:23 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:42 pm  Ashland (Oregon)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Ashland (Oregon)
drive for about 3 hours

1:52 pm  Eugene
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:52 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:49 pm  Portland
stay overnight at Ace Hotel Portland
leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 3

8:00 am  leave from Ace Hotel Portland
drive for about 2.5 hours

10:44 am  Seattle
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 2:44 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:07 pm  Vancouver
stay for about 3.5 hours
and leave at 8:37 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:21 pm  arrive in Whistler
stay at The Westin Resort And Spa Whistler

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours
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San Jose to Whistler questions

profile  Jacqueline from Sunnyvale asked:
San Jose to Whistler with a 5 year old  (0 answers)

Where should I stop along the way?

Napa  (85 answers)
    Domaine Carneros  (14 mentions)
    Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin' BBQ  (11 mentions)
    Artesa Vineyards & Winery  (9 mentions)
    Napa Valley  (9 mentions)
    Oxbow Public Market  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Napa:
        ad hoc
        Domaine Chandon
        Pine Ridge Vineyards
    questions about Napa:
        Other foodie things to do besides wine tasting
        Searching for an inexpensive and nice inn in Napa area
        Restaurants in Napa for girls outing?
        Limited time in Napa, help with my itinerary!
        Sightseeing in Napa?

Redding  (11 answers)
    restaurants around Redding:
        Wilda's Grill
        Market Street Steakhouse
    questions about Redding:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Redding?
        Best free things to do in Redding?

Ashland (Oregon)  (29 answers)
    Ashland  (15 mentions)
    Oregon Shakespeare Festival  (3 mentions)
    Lithia Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Ashland (Oregon):
        Best free things to do in Ashland (Oregon)?
        Spas in the Ashland area?
        What's the best neighborhood in Ashland (Oregon) for a first time visitor?

Eugene  (15 answers)
    questions about Eugene:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Eugene?

Portland  (245 answers)
    International Rose Test Garden  (20 mentions)
    Powell's City of Books  (17 mentions)
    Japanese Gardens  (15 mentions)
    Portland Saturday Market  (13 mentions)
    Timberline Lodge  (12 mentions)
    restaurants around Portland:
        Voodoo Doughnuts
        Tasty N Sons
        Potato Champion
        Pok Pok Restaurant
    hotels around Portland:
        Ace Hotel Portland
        The Nines, Portland
        Hotel Monaco Portland
        The Heathman Hotel
        Inn At Northrup Station
    questions about Portland:
        Mid July: 1 week with wife and kid - what should we prioritize?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Portland?
        Best coffee shops in Portland
        Visiting in July for 5 days with my boyfriend, where and what must we do?
        Artsy area with fun little shops

Seattle  (270 answers)
    Pike Place Market  (113 mentions)
    Space Needle  (54 mentions)
    Experience Music Project  (25 mentions)
    Pioneer Square  (25 mentions)
    Kerry Park  (24 mentions)
    restaurants around Seattle:
        Serious Pie
        Cafe Campagne
        Piroshky Piroshky
        Original Starbucks
        Matt's in The Market
    questions about Seattle:
        Is the Space Needle worth seeing?
        Best free things to do in Seattle?
        2-day solo trip to Seattle - What to do?
        Where are the most photogenic areas in Seattle?
        What are the best restaurants in Seattle?

Vancouver  (152 answers)
    Stanley Park  (37 mentions)
    Capilano Suspension Bridge  (13 mentions)
    Grouse Grind  (10 mentions)
    Vancouver Aquarium  (7 mentions)
    Granville Island Public Market  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Vancouver:
        Chambar Restaurant
        Fable Kitchen
        Edible Canada
    questions about Vancouver:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Vancouver?
        Best place to exchange currency
        Restaurant suggestions for birthday trip?
        Prettiest nature places in Vancouver?
        First time in Vancouver, what should I do?

Where's the best place to stay in Whistler?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Whistler.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Westin Resort And Spa Whistler, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Whistler? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Whistler?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Araxi Restaurant + Bar, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Bearfoot Bistro  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Whistler? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Whistler?

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:

Whistler Blackcomb  (7 mentions)
Whistler Mountain  (3 mentions)
Whistler Mountain  (2 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 Whistler. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Jane from Chicago asked:
Restaurants in Whistler for Honeymoon  (2 answers)

profile  JR from Manhattan Beach asked:
Family with 3yr old and new born - best place to stay?  (2 answers)

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

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Whistler.

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 Whistler to San Jose 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 San Jose to Whistler. Or get a full San Jose to Whistler 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.

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,055 miles
driving time of 18 hours, 18 minutes
Whistler is the same time as San Jose
39 San Jose travel answers
85 Napa travel answers
11 Redding travel answers
29 Ashland (Oregon) travel answers
15 Eugene travel answers
245 Portland travel answers
270 Seattle travel answers
152 Vancouver travel answers
49 Whistler travel answers


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