6 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

6 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

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.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alabama Hills, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manzanar National Historic Site.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Berkeley to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Berkeley in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Alabama Hills ©
Alabama Hills
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Keys View. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Arch Rock, then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, and then identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Barker Dam Trail
Barker Dam Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View

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