8 days in Lake Tahoe Area, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

8 days in Lake Tahoe Area, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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Tahoe City
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Tahoe City

— 1 night
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner Cross Country and then stroll through Tahoe Donner. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tahoe City trip itinerary maker site.

Newark to Tahoe City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark to Tahoe City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in February, Tahoe City is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 23rd (Wed), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 25th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature