8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
3
Monterey
— 1 night
4
Cambria
— 1 night

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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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buena Vista Peak Trail, admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy, and explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday planning app.

Anaheim to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Anaheim in September, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll around Golden Gate Park and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Alcatraz Island, visit Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Monterey holiday planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Cambria Nursery and Florist and then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cambria online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Cambria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Monterey in October, you will find days in Cambria are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are slightly colder (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Rock
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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