5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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5 days in California Itinerary

Start: San Jose
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h
1
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: San Jose

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip maker .

San Jose to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in June, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
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Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and finally explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in Death Valley National Park. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Devil's Golf Course ©
Devil's Golf Course

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