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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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): savor the flavors at Wine Tours From Tahoe and then stroll through Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park and then glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe online trip builder.

Newark to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to South Lake Tahoe is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in February, plan for slightly colder nights in South Lake Tahoe, with lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wineries

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, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 3 hours. February in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 18°F at night. 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Golden Gate Park, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (62°F), and nights are warmer (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature