10 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 17th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder site.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls and then hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pohono Trail.

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Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature