Travel Budget for Sequoia National Park

California, United States of America

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

How much money will you need for your trip to Sequoia National Park? You should plan to spend around $104 per day on your vacation in Sequoia National Park, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $25 on meals for one day and $45 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Sequoia National Park for a couple is $102. So, a trip to Sequoia National Park for two people for one week costs on average $1,454. All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • One Week For a couple
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A vacation to Sequoia National Park for one week usually costs around $727 for one person. So, a trip to Sequoia National Park for two people costs around $1,454 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $2,908 in Sequoia National Park. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Sequoia National Park?

How much does a trip to Sequoia National Park cost? Is Sequoia National Park expensive? The average Sequoia National Park trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Sequoia National Park prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Sequoia National Park can vary, the average cost of food in Sequoia National Park is $25 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Sequoia National Park should cost around $10 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.

The cost of a taxi ride in Sequoia National Park is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $45 per person, per day, on local transportation in Sequoia National Park.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
AirBnB Prices in Sequoia National Park

How much do AirBnB's cost in Sequoia National Park? Prices vary by location, size of the place, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Typical tour prices for Sequoia National Park

How much do tours to Sequoia National Park cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    14 days
    $ 2030
  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    14 days
    $ 2375
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    12 days
    $ 2025
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    9 days
    $ 2800
Flights to Sequoia National Park

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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 Aeroméxico 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.

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