10 days in Los Angeles & San Jose Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Los Angeles, United States — 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from the city and head to Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat and Santa Monica Mountains. Santa Monica Pier and Hollyhock House will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 39-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Washington in May, with lows around 59°F. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Jose.
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San Jose, Costa Rica — 4 nights

A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Appreciate the collections at Galeria Namu and Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. Get some cultural insight at Museo de Arte Costarricense and Iglesia La Soledad. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park) and La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens (in Vara Blanca). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, look for gifts at Biesanz Woodworks, and see the top attractions with Top Travel Costa Rica.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Jose takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to San Jose due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in San Jose reach 82°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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