8 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park & Mammoth Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park & Mammoth Lakes Itinerary

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, make a trip to Tunnel Log, thentake a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock. On the next day, stroll through Congress Trail, take a memorable drive along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and then admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker site.

Philadelphia to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yosemite National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): trek along Earthquake Fault, fly down the slopes at Mammoth Mountain, and then grab your bike and head to Mammoth Mountain Bike Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes road trip tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes by bus takes about 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park ©
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park
Earthquake Fault ©
Earthquake Fault

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