42 days in Yosemite National Park & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

42 days in Yosemite National Park & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

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42 days in Yosemite National Park & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  76​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 16 nights
bus:  5​h
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 20 nights
Fly + bus:  45​h
End: New York City

16
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Cemetery. Step out of the city life by going to Big Trees Golf Course and Tuolumne Meadows. Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve in Lee Vining--about 1 hour away. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, hike along Panorama Trail, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

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New York City to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 76-hour combination of bus and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, Bodie State Historic Park
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

20
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at General Sherman Tree and Cerro Gordo Mines. Get outdoors at Moro Rock and Giant Forest. Venture out of the city with trips to Lone Pine (Museum of Western Film History, Alabama Hills, & more), Death Valley Junction (Ubehebe Crater, Titus Canyon, & more) and Independence (Manzanar National Historic Site, Eastern California Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, stroll through Congress Trail, cruise along Generals Hwy, and take in the dramatic natural features at Eureka Dunes.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 95°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park, Lone Pine, Independence, Trail of 100 Giants, Ridge Creek Golf Course
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site

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