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

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

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

San Diego
Fly + bus + taxi:  9​h
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Drive:  13​h 30​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
San Diego

4
days
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

San Diego to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Diego in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (65°F), and nights are colder (29°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, and then examine the collection at Lone Pine Film History Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus and car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 78°F and 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lone Pine Film History Museums
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree
Lone Pine Film History Museums
Lone Pine Film History Museums

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