20 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

20 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 11 nights

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kings Canyon National Park and Crescent Meadow Rd. Get in touch with nature at Kings Canyon Scenic Byway and Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Death Valley National Park (Eureka Dunes & Twenty Mule Team Canyon) and Three Rivers (The Presidente tree & Tokopah Falls). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove, hike along Panoramic Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Trees Trail, and cruise along Generals Hwy.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Salt Lake City to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. In June, daytime highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park, Three Rivers
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Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Biscuit Basin. Get some historical perspective at Uncle Tom's Trail and Chapel of the Sacred Heart. Explore Yellowstone National Park's surroundings by going to Grand Teton National Park (Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, &more). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Black Sand Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, hike along North Rim Trail, and take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park journey builder tool.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

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