9 days in Sacramento, Yosemite National Park & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

9 days in Sacramento, Yosemite National Park & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

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Sacramento
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Historic Bob Hope Theatre and then steep yourself in history at Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Granite Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Beals Point, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Auburn.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sacramento online trip itinerary planner.

San Diego to Sacramento is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in November; daily highs in Sacramento reach 65°F and lows reach 44°F. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Sacramento

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sentinel Dome and YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and Four Mile Trail. The adventure continues: stroll through Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sacramento in November: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

2
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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Golden Canyon and Devil's Golf Course. Get outdoors at Titus Canyon and Twenty Mule Team Canyon. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Golf · Outdoors