11 days in South Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

11 days in South Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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11 days in South Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  29​h
1
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h 45​min
End: Dallas

2
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.
On the 6th (Thu), kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip app .

Dallas to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be cooler, around 41°F, while days are slightly colder, around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Wine Tours & Tastings
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Olmsted Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, then hike along Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then get great views at Valley View, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yaki Point and Yavapai Point. Visiting Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: trek along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and get great views at Powell Point.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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