10 days in Yosemite National Park & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

10 days in Yosemite National Park & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

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10 days in Yosemite National Park & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Drive + bus:  13​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus + Drive:  13​h 30​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
On the 6th (Mon), hike along May Lake Trailhead. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and bus. You can also do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in November: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 53°F and lows are around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Escape the urban bustle at Moro Rock and Giant Forest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Ubehebe Crater (in Death Valley Junction), Lone Pine (Lone Pine Film History Museums & Alabama Hills) and Independence (Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery & Manzanar National Historic Site). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park, take a peaceful walk through Inyo National Forest, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, and don't miss a visit to Grant Grove.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by combination of bus and car takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 63°F and lows about 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lone Pine, Independence, Inyo National Forest, Ubehebe Crater
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Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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