56 days in San Francisco, New York City & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

56 days in San Francisco, New York City & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Drive to Stuttgart Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport
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San Francisco
— 18 nights
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New York City
— 22 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 13 nights
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San Francisco

— 18 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Promenade and Hayes Valley. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Legion of Honor and Modus Operandi Cellars. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Sacramento (California State Capitol Museum & California State Railroad Museum), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). Dedicate the 23rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: walk around Crissy Field, identify plant and animal life at The Marine Mammal Center, admire the architecture and history at Mission Dolores, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning app.

Metzingen, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Metzingen to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

New York City

— 22 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dumbo and World Trade Center's Liberty Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Venture out of the city with trips to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie), High Tor State Park (in New City) and The Stony Point Battlefield Lighthouse (in Stony Point). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, head off the coast to Fire Island National Seashore, examine the collection at The Morgan Library & Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of The Oculus.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 13 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia Sightseeing Tours. Get some historical perspective at Cedar Grove Visitor Center and Cerro Gordo Mines. Get out of town with these interesting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park side-trips: Death Valley National Park (Mosaic Canyon & Zabriskie Point) and The Presidente tree (in Three Rivers). And it doesn't end there: trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, take a memorable drive along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, and stroll through Mt. Whitney.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is minus 3 hours. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips