9 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

9 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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Truckee
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kings Canyon Scenic Byway and Grant Grove. Take a break from the city and head to Congress Trail and Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, explore the fascinating underground world of Boyden Cavern, and hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Kansas City to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Kansas City in June, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 94°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Yosemite National Park — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and Tenaya Lake. Visiting Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, trek along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker.

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 June, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 79°F and lows about 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Truckee.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Truckee — 2 nights

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): trek along Eagle Falls Trail, cruise along Inspiration Point Vista, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Truckee trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Truckee with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Truckee is a bit cooler at night with lows of 40°F. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails
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Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.