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Sequoia National Park, California, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Sequoia National Park?

You should plan to spend around $130 per day on your vacation in Sequoia National Park. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $31 on meals
  • $56 on local transportation
  • $127 on hotels

A one week trip to Sequoia National Park for two people costs, on average, $1,818. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Sequoia National Park cost?

A one week trip to Sequoia National Park usually costs around $909 for one person and $1,818 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Sequoia National Park on average costs around $1,818 for one person and $3,635 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Sequoia National Park will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Sequoia National Park on average costs around $3,895 for one person and $7,789 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Sequoia National Park has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Sequoia National Park expensive to visit?

Prices in Sequoia National Park are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Sequoia National Park is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in North America for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Vernon, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Key West.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Sequoia National Park Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Sequoia National Park?

The average Sequoia National Park trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Sequoia National Park travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $127
Local Transportation 1 $56
Food 2 $31
Entertainment 1 $31
Alcohol 2 $4 - 12
Accommodation Budget in Sequoia National Park
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Sequoia National Park is $64. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Sequoia National Park is $127. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Sequoia National Park

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Sequoia National Park based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $267. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Sequoia National Park
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Sequoia National Park is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $56 per person, per day, on local transportation in Sequoia National Park.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Sequoia National Park
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Rental Cars in Sequoia National Park
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Food Budget in Sequoia National Park
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Sequoia National Park can vary, the average cost of food in Sequoia National Park is $31 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Sequoia National Park should cost around $12 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Sequoia National Park is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Sequoia National Park
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Sequoia National Park typically cost an average of $31 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Sequoia National Park
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  • The average person spends about $7.84 on alcoholic beverages in Sequoia National Park per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Sequoia National Park on a Budget
Sequoia National Park Sequoia National Park, California
Located in the southern part of California's Sierra Nevada mountain range, Sequoia National Park is best known for its giant sequoia trees, most notably the General Sherman tree which stands as the largest tree in the world. The park is also noted for features like the Crystal Cave, Moro Rock, and Tunnel Tree.

Since they are adjacent to each other, Sequoia National Park almost operates as a single unit with Kings Canyon National Park which offers more opportunities for experiencing mountain and forest scenery.
A fee of $20 per private vehicle allows entrance to both Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Sequoia, of course, is named for its groves of the largest known trees in the world, while Kings Canyon is named for the deep valley cut over time by the Kings River. Both parks harbor alpine and woodland habitats for a vast array of plant and animal species like black bears, mountain lions, and rattlesnakes.

Grants Grove is one of the first features visitors will see, located near the west entrance of Sequoia. Another collection of groves is situated in Giant Forest, a few miles south of the main visitor center. This site is also home to the General Sherman Tree, the world's largest tree (by volume and weight) as well as a museum. South of the Giant Forest, visitors can also climb a staircase to the summit of Moro Rock - a granite dome with spectacular views of Sequoia's mountains and the Great Western Divide. Crystal Cave is another popular attraction, an excellent example of a marble cavern with streams and interesting rock formations.

Other attractions of the adjoining parks include the Tunnel Tree, Crescent Meadow, Cedar Grove, and Mineral Kings. Most of the popular locations can be reached along the scenic drive and pull-off areas, while others must be approached via hiking trails.
The nearest major cities are Fresno and Visalia, located to the west of the parks. Fresno is the main gateway to the area via plane, while Visalia offers a direct shuttle into the park from its train station. Both are prime locations to stock up on food and supplies before entering park territory, offering all the comforts and amenities of civilization.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon both have plenty of opportunities for hiking and overnight backpacking. Each area of the parks has its own network of trails for all levels of difficulty. Check with a ranger at one of the visitor centers to get an idea of which routes might be most suitable, or plan ahead of time by checking out the trail descriptions on the National Park Service website. A few suggested day hikes include Alta Peak, Tokopah Falls, Lookout Peak, and Mist Falls. Each path winds past scenic views with natural features from dense forest and waterfalls to sunny meadows, towering granite cliffs, and grand vistas. Other activities include things like horseback riding, fishing, rock-climbing, and camping. In the winter, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are also popular.
Food and Dining
For visitors staying overnight, it is a good idea to consider buying food and supplies in advance on the way to the park. Once inside the park, King's Canyon, Lodgepole, and Cedar Grove visitor centers as well as Mineral King Ranger Station do have some food and shops available. Lodgepole and Mineral King are located within Sequoia National Park while King's Canyon and Cedar Grove are located within Kings Canyon National Park. The shops mostly sell maps, books, and educational materials. Lodgepole has a deli, market, and snack bar offering a variety of foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while Cedar Grove has a snack bar with some light meal and snack options. There is also a small selection of restaurants located at the park's lodges and resorts, as well as picnic areas scattered throughout.

The nearest major airport is located in Fresno, California. The Fresno Yosemite International Airport offers flights to major hubs in the western United States as well as international flights to Mexico, available through Aeromexico and Volaris. Other airlines servicing the airport include Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Connection, United Express, and United Airlines.

Fresno also has an Amtrak station, served by the San Joaquins Oakland - Bakersfield route. Visalia, just south of Fresno, has an Amtrak station as well that is connected to Sequoia National Park by a shuttle bus.

The park can only be entered by car from the west. There are two main entrances - via Route 180 east from Fresno and via Route 198 northeast from Visalia. Both of these routes consist of winding mountain roads.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.