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

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

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

Start: Fresno
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

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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.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online attractions planner .

Fresno to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In July, daytime highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
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Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and finally hike along Four Mile Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the activities along Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Sun), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Lands End, look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, and then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are a bit warmer (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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