5 days in Boise, Reno & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

5 days in Boise, Reno & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Boise, Reno & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Boise
1
Boise
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Reno
— 1 night
Bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h
End: Boise

1
day
Boise

Boise
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Boise online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Boise. In September, daily temperatures in Boise can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Reno.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Tours

1
night
Reno

Reno
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reno road trip website .

Getting from Boise to Reno by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boise to Reno, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 18th (Sat), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in Reno

Outdoors Parks Tours

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Half Dome as well as Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and get great views at Washburn Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning tool .

Getting from Reno to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Reno in September; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 74°F and lows reach 38°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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