From granite mountains to giant sequoias, this trip hits the highlights of 3 of California’s most spectacular National Parks. Start your tour in the Bay area, then head east to Yosemite with its impressive waterfalls, towering cliffs, rounded domes, and massive monoliths. Visit the country’s second oldest National Park, Sequoia, home of the Giant Forest where four of the world’s five largest sequoias are found. Top it off with an incredibly scenic drive into Kings Canyon, “a rival to Yosemite” according to famed naturalist John Muir.
– The Barrow Family, England
San Francisco – 1 night: Check into your hotel, then see popular landmarks Telegraph Hill, Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Pier 39.
Yosemite National Park – 3 nights: View granite monoliths, domes and waterfalls. Walk amongst giant sequoias. You might consider a guided hike to make the most of your time.
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks – 4 nights: Don’t miss Giant Forest, where four of the world’s five largest sequoias reside, and take a trail to a glacial lake or Crystal Cave
San Francisco – 1 night: Spend your last night at a campground near the metro San Francisco area.