11 days in San Francisco & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

11 days in San Francisco & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

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11 days in San Francisco & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online travel route builder .

In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Wine Tours & Tastings
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park attractions planning website .

Fly from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

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