11 days in Lake Tahoe (California), Yosemite National Park & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

11 days in Lake Tahoe (California), Yosemite National Park & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Lake Tahoe (California), Yosemite National Park & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly + Bus:  11​h 30​min
1
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Orlando, Florida

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vikingsholm and Secret Cove Beach. Get some historical perspective at Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society and Genoa Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South Lake Tahoe: Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory (in New Washoe City) and Burnt Cedar Beach (in Incline Village). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, stroll through Nevada Beach Campground, and admire the sheer force of Glen Alpine Falls.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe attractions planning tool .

Orlando to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Orlando, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Incline Village, Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, Genoa Cemetery
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Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Nevada Beach Campground ©
Nevada Beach Campground
Burnt Cedar Beach ©
Burnt Cedar Beach

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sentinel Dome and Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Valley View, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner .

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier 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 9th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Project Survival's Cat Haven, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 95°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Project Survival's Cat Haven
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Project Survival's Cat Haven ©
Project Survival's Cat Haven
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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