9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Oakland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Houston

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 23rd (Tue), make a trip to Big Tree.

Make your Redwood National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Houston to Redwood National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in July, with highs in Redwood National Park at 64°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oakland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Tree
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Big Tree ©
Big Tree

2
nights
Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. On the 25th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Mountain View Cemetery, trek along Lafayette Reservoir, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lindsay Wildlife Museum. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Mission Peak Regional Preserve and then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oakland trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Oakland. Traveling from Redwood National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Oakland: highs are around 73°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Lafayette Reservoir, Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Mountain View Cemetery ©
Mountain View Cemetery
Lafayette Reservoir ©
Lafayette Reservoir
Lindsay Wildlife Museum ©
Lindsay Wildlife Museum

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, then make a trip to Olmsted Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally trek along Panorama Trail. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Oakland to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Oakland in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Tenaya Lake ©
Tenaya Lake
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, take a memorable drive along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and then stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 98°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, and then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park online journey planner .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, with lows around 73°F. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Golf Course ©
Devil's Golf Course
Golden Canyon ©
Golden Canyon
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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