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

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

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

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes China Alley Historic District, Giant Forest and Crystal Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Project Survival's Cat Haven and Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery. Take a break from the city and head to Roaring River Falls and Kings Canyon National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). You'll set off for San Simeon on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

China Alley Historic District, Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery, Project Survival's Cat Haven
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Crystal Cave ©
Crystal Cave
Project Survival's Cat Haven ©
Project Survival's Cat Haven
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in San Simeon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Limekiln State Park, Piedras Blancas Light Station
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Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park
Piedras Blancas Light Station ©
Piedras Blancas Light Station
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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