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

Start: Washington DC
+2
Fly + Bus + Taxi:  15​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Shuttle + Bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Taft Point. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Four Mile Trail and Cloud's Rest. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, and take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

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nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Zumwalt Meadow Trail and Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Panoramic Point and Roaring River Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Project Survival's Cat Haven in Dunlap (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy, tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail, contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and explore the fascinating underground world of Boyden Cavern.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 94°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Project Survival's Cat Haven
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Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Project Survival's Cat Haven ©
Project Survival's Cat Haven
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

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