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

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

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

Start: Dallas
Fly + bus:  7​h
1
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Dallas

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
On the 8th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jobs Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at South Lake Brewing Co, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe road trip website .

Dallas to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to South Lake Tahoe is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Dallas in March, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 26°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Truckee

Truckee
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Eagle Ridge Snowmobile Outfitters and then glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Truckee trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. In March in Truckee, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 23°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Winter Sports Outdoors

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): hit the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at North Dome, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Truckee to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 65°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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