4 days in Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

4 days in Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

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4 days in Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: San Francisco

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and then hike along Panorama Trail.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday maker website .

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the activities along Convict Lake and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Postpile National Monument.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

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Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Convict Lake ©
Convict Lake

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park visit planner .

You can drive from Mammoth Lakes to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8 hours. In August, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Mammoth Lakes - with highs of 95°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

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