14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  10​h
1
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + bus + subway + Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Crescent City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Orick
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Cincinnati

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through General Grant Tree Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

Cleveland to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and car. You can also do a combination of flight, train, bus, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Cleveland in May, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Vernal Fall and Yosemite Falls. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and get great views at Tunnel View.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 34°F. You will leave for Crescent City on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

2
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Battery Point Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Stout Grove, and then immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Crescent City trip builder website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Crescent City by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Crescent City, with highs around 59°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Orick.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Battery Point Lighthouse ©
Battery Point Lighthouse

3
nights
Orick

Orick ©
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): trek along Redwood National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, then don't miss a visit to Big Tree, and then explore the stunning scenery at Fern Canyon.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Orick route planner .

You can drive from Crescent City to Orick in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Orick

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Fern Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ©
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Fern Canyon ©
Fern Canyon

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