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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kings Canyon National Park and Kings Canyon Scenic Byway. Get in touch with nature at Crescent Meadow Rd and Boyden Cavern. 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 lots more to do: hike along Congress Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Trees Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey planner.

Salt Lake City to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 62°F. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Yellowstone National Park

— 11 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 S Rim Trail. Explore Yellowstone National Park's surroundings by going to Chapel of the Sacred Heart (in Moose) and Grand Teton National Park (Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Observation Point Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and hike along Lone Star Geyser.

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Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, shuttle, and car takes about 34 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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