10 days in Yosemite National Park & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

10 days in Yosemite National Park & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights

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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.
Family-friendly places like Yosemite Falls and Mariposa Grove will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, hit the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder website.

Cincinnati to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 62-hour bus ride. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cincinnati in April: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Giant Forest and Grant Grove. There's lots more to do: hike along General Grant Tree Trail, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, and stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are much hotter with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail

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