5 days in Lake Tahoe Area, Yosemite National Park & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

5 days in Lake Tahoe Area, Yosemite National Park & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive

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South Lake Tahoe — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park and then indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Tallac Historic Site and then tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe sightseeing planning app.

Louisville to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Louisville to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Louisville in March, with lows around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Tours · Transportation · Outdoors · Wineries
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Yosemite National Park — 2 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.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and finally get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally cruise along Tioga Pass.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. March in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 23°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 day

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 11th (Fri), cruise along Generals Hwy, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails