8 days in Yosemite National Park & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

8 days in Yosemite National Park & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

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8 days in Yosemite National Park & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  6​h 15​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Dallas

4
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.
Visiting Yosemite Valley Loop Trail and Valley View will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

Dallas to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Dallas to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Van Sickle Bi-State Park and Vikingsholm. St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church and Genoa Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from South Lake Tahoe: Sand Harbor (in Incline Village) and Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory (in New Washoe City). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 6.5 hours. In October in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 31°F at night. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sand Harbor, St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, Genoa Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

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