10 days in Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley & Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

10 days in Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley & Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

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Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Napa
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Flint

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Yosemite National Park — 4 nights

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 25th (Mon), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Flint to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Flint to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Flint in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Napa.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Napa — 2 nights

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): do a tasting at Trefethen Family Vineyards, do a tasting at Castello di Amorosa, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Napa in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Napa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.
Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe — 3 nights

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Falls Trail. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary app.

Drive from Napa to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Napa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Transportation
Side Trips

Napa Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.