14 days in Yellowstone National Park, Lake Tahoe Area & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

14 days in Yellowstone National Park, Lake Tahoe Area & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Philadelphia International Airport

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. Get some historical perspective at S Rim Trail and Fort Yellowstone Historic District. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, explore and take pictures at Grand Loop Road, and explore the striking landscape of Aurum Geyser.

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Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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.
Visiting Matt Heron Fly Fishing and Emerald Bay State Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South Lake Tahoe: Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley) and Truckee River Bike Trail (in Tahoe City). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, contemplate the long history of Vikingsholm, hike along Mt. Tallac Trail, and admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe online vacation planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, South Lake Tahoe is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 63°F and lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: trek along Nevada Falls Loop, see human ingenuity at work at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and stroll through Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planning website.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 3 hours. May in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails