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

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

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Big Sur
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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Big Sur

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Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur attractions planner.

New York City to Big Sur is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Big Sur, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

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 26th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then make a trip to Tunnel Log. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour planner.

Drive from Big Sur to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Big Sur in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Giant Forest
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Moro Rock Trail
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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Mariposa Grove, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (65°F), and nights are colder (34°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Mariposa Grove
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Yosemite Falls
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