11 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & San Diego Itinerary

11 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & San Diego Itinerary

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 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.
On the 28th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park and then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Fresno Yosemite International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 8 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas), Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Carlsbad Food Tours (in Carlsbad). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online tour builder.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C.
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