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

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

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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Calistoga
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 3 nights

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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, hike along General Grant Tree Trail, explore and take pictures at Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Philadelphia to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Yosemite National Park — 1 night

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.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

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Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (65°F), and nights are cooler (34°F). You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Calistoga.
Parks · Nature

Calistoga — 3 nights

Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Tamber Bey Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Sterling Vineyards, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Calistoga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Calistoga takes 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Calistoga: highs are around 76°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Napa Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.