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

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

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Senate in Three Rivers (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, and delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary maker tool.

Austin to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Austin in June since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Half Dome, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 79°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails