7 days in San Francisco & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

7 days in San Francisco & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

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7 days in San Francisco & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and California State Railroad Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see VJB Cellars in Kenwood, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, steep yourself in history at Presidio of San Francisco, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning website .

Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

California State Railroad Museum, Marin Headlands, VJB Cellars, Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Mount Whitney Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Project Survival's Cat Haven, Mount Whitney Trail
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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