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

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

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

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+3
Drive + shuttle + bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Montreal

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Montreal to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In April, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Montreal - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), trek along Wawona Meadow, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then stroll through Panorama Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park route planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 28°F, while days are slightly colder, around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to General Sherman Tree, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are much warmer (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree

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