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

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

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

Start: San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Muir Woods National Monument as well as Japanese Tea Garden. Kids will appreciate attractions like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Safari West. Exploratorium and Filbert Steps are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Francisco. In April in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument, Safari West
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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.
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, hike along May Lake Trailhead, hike along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip site .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): trek along Mt. Whitney, then trek along Mount Whitney Trail, and then examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manzanar National Historic Site.

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You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lone Pine, Manzanar National Historic Site
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Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

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