9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  10​h
1
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

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.
On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, hike along Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and finally trek along Panoramic Point.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Atlanta to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Atlanta in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Half Dome.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Wawona day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Wawona. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 28th (Thu), explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then stop by AiX, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and finally walk around Dennis the Menace Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner .

Getting from Wawona to Monterey by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Wawona in May, plan for little chillier days in Monterey, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, AiX
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park

1
night
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 29th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, have fun and explore at KidZone Museum, then grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park, then trek along Tahoe Meadows Trail, and finally admire the majestic nature at Skylandia Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Truckee day trip app .

You can drive from Monterey to Truckee in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Monterey in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Truckee, with lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skylandia Park, Tahoe Meadows Trail
Highlights from your plan
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park
KidZone Museum ©
KidZone Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral and then engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing planner .

Drive from Truckee to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Truckee in May, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (69°F), and nights are warmer (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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