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

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

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Train to Charlotte Amtrak, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay. On your second day here, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

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Greensboro to San Francisco is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Greensboro to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Greensboro in July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally stroll through Half Dome.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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A Land of Giants

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.
Bring the kids along to Moro Rock Trail and Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boyden Cavern and Big Stump Basin. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail, cruise along Generals Hwy, and hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning app.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 98°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature