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

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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.
To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe travel route planner.

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. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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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: get great views at Half Dome, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip maker.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to 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 7th (Tue), explore the activities along Florence Lake and then stroll through California Route 36. On the next day, head outdoors with Black Point Fissures and then get outside with Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mono Hot Springs road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Mono Hot Springs with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, Mono Hot Springs is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mono Hot Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips