8 days in South Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park & Mono Hot Springs Itinerary

8 days in South Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park & Mono Hot Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner

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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mono Hot Springs
— 3 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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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.
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New York City to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to South Lake Tahoe. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, make a trip to Washburn Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park attractions website.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Mono Hot Springs.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Mono Hot Springs

— 3 nights
Mono Hot Springs is a summer resort, campground, unincorporated community, and a group of hot springs in Fresno County, central California. On the 5th (Thu), explore the activities along Florence Lake and then admire all the interesting features of California Route 36. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): get outside with Black Point Fissures and then head outdoors with Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mono Hot Springs online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Mono Hot Springs. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mono Hot Springs, with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mono Hot Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips