15 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Inyokern Itinerary

15 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Inyokern Itinerary

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15 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Inyokern Itinerary

Start: Inyokern
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Inyokern
— 4 nights
End: Inyokern

10
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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.
You've now added Mt. Whitney to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Whiskey Flat Trail (in Kernville), Old Kernville Cemetery (in Wofford Heights) and Lone Pine (Museum of Western Film History, Owens River, & more). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, hike along Big Trees Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Boyden Cavern, and explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online travel planner .

Inyokern to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Inyokern in July since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inyokern.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Three Rivers, Lone Pine, Death Valley National Park, Gold Point Ghost Town, Florence Lake
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Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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Inyokern

Inyokern ©
Inyokern is a census-designated place in Kern County, California, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Fossil Falls (in Little Lake), Golden Cactus Ghost Town & Old West Museum (in Olancha) and Death Valley National Park (Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Aguereberry Point, & more). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Indian Wells Brewing Company, walk around Central Park, explore the fascinating landscape at Desert Tortoise Natural Area, and admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inyokern attractions planning tool .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Inyokern by car takes about 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Inyokern dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inyokern

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park, California City, Fossil Falls, Skyline Drive, Randsburg City Jail
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Fossil Falls ©
Fossil Falls
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
Indian Wells Brewing Company ©
Indian Wells Brewing Company