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

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Wawona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Atlanta

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planner .

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in May, with highs in San Francisco at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

3
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. Visiting Glacier Point and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, and stroll around Mariposa Grove.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Wawona trip planning website .

Drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Wawona to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

2
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 4th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock and then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove, then make a trip to Tunnel Log, then don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, and finally take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Wawona to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove

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