9 days in Yosemite National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

9 days in Yosemite National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

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Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to McCarran International Airport, Fly to Monroe

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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Glacier Point and Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

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Monroe to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Monroe to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from Monroe, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

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 6th (Tue): Head underground at Crystal Cave, contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and then trek along Big Stump Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, then surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 98°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally get great views at Dante's View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then hike along Gower Gulch Loop, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, and finally contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works.

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You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails