7 days in Monument Valley & Mammoth Lakes Itinerary

7 days in Monument Valley & Mammoth Lakes Itinerary

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7 days in Monument Valley & Mammoth Lakes Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: San Diego

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night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary tool .

San Diego to Monument Valley is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Monument Valley is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from San Diego in February: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 47°F and lows are around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Monument Valley

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
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Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

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nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Get some historical perspective at Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Pioneer Yosemite History Center. Get outdoors at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and North Dome. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Glacier Point, Nature Center at Happy Isles, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes route maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Mammoth Lakes takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Monument Valley to Mammoth Lakes. Traveling from Monument Valley in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mammoth Lakes, with lows of 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

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Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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