6 days in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

6 days in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Newport News
taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
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Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
End: Newport News

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online driving holiday planner .

Newport News to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carpinteria State Beach. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then take in the awesome beauty at Cold Spring Tavern, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Santa Barbara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Carpinteria
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Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Cold Spring Tavern ©
Cold Spring Tavern
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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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 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary planner .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. You will leave for home on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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