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

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive
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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

— 5 nights

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 Old Faithful. Get some historical perspective at S Rim Trail and Fort Yellowstone Historic District. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary site.

Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 53°F and lows reach 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

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.
Visiting Matt Heron Fly Fishing and Emerald Bay State Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South Lake Tahoe: Truckee River Bike Trail (in Tahoe City) and Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley). 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 · Tours

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, identify plant and animal life at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and trek along Nevada Falls Loop.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel planning site.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails