13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Fresno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

1
night
Fresno

Fresno ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Greek Orthodox Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Johns Cathedral of Fresno.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fresno trip planner .

Kansas City to Fresno is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Fresno is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Kansas City in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Fresno: highs are around 78°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Dan Rouit's Flat Track Museum
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Discovery Center ©
Discovery Center
St. Johns Cathedral of Fresno ©
St. Johns Cathedral of Fresno
St George Greek Orthodox Church ©
St George Greek Orthodox Church

2
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 2nd (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove, trek along Big Baldy, and then stroll through Buena Vista Peak Trail. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Fresno to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. May in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Big Baldy ©
Big Baldy

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.
Escape the urban bustle at North Dome and McGurk Meadow. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parsons Memorial and Ansel Adams Gallery. Spend the 5th (Sun) on the water with a fishing tour. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
North Dome ©
North Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and de Young Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 53°F in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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