11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
1
Wawona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Mojave
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Visiting Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and Olmsted Point will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tenaya Lake and Four Mile Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wawona: Yosemite National Park (Lembert Dome, Yosemite Valley Chapel, &more).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wawona trip planner.

Philadelphia to Wawona is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wawona, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, cruise along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and then stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, and then admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wawona to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

2
nights
Mojave

Mojave ©
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Calico Early Man Site and then trek along Mojave Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to World's Tallest Thermometer and then explore the striking landscape at Kelso Dunes.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mojave trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Mojave with the Route module. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mojave, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Mojave

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

World's Tallest Thermometer, Kelso Dunes, Calico Early Man Site
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Kelso Dunes ©
Kelso Dunes
Calico Early Man Site ©
Calico Early Man Site
World's Tallest Thermometer ©
World's Tallest Thermometer

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): hike along Watchman Trail, then view the masterpieces at LaFave Gallery, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Pa'rus Trail. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Worthington Gallery, view the masterpieces at David J West Gallery, then stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zion National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mojave to Zion National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mojave to Zion National Park. While traveling from Mojave, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 48°F. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Springdale
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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