8 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Golden Gate Park and then get curious at Exploratorium.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday planning site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Mariposa Grove, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): cruise along Generals Hwy, thendon't miss a visit to Tunnel Log, thentake a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and finally hike along Moro Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Congress Trail, thenstroll through General Grant Tree Trail, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove.

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You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be much hotter, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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