15 days in Anaheim, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Santa Cruz Itinerary

15 days in Anaheim, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Santa Cruz Itinerary

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Anaheim
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
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Anaheim

— 4 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park. Family-friendly places like Disney California Adventure Park and Downtown Disney District will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anaheim: LEGOLAND California (in Carlsbad) and Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Anaheim trip website.

Pocatello to Anaheim is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Pocatello to Anaheim, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pocatello in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in Anaheim. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 5 nights

A Land of Giants

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.
Family-friendly places like Giant Forest and Sequoia Sightseeing Tours will thrill your kids. Step out of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with an excursion to The Senate in Three Rivers--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: trek along Congress Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning tool.

Drive from Anaheim to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Anaheim in June, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Santa Cruz

— 5 nights
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Attractions like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Cruz: Bird Rock Vista Point (in Pebble Beach), The Shakespeare Society of America (in Moss Landing) and Monterey (Monterey Bay, The Cannery Row Monument, &more). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, stop by Bookshop Santa Cruz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and go for a walk through Shark Fin Cove.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz attractions website.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Santa Cruz takes 5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for colder days in Santa Cruz, with highs around 73°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips