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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Fly
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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
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Boston

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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 ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Boston to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Boston to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in September, South Lake Tahoe is much colder at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
On the 28th (Wed), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Mono Hot Springs.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stroll through John Muir Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Florence Lake. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Wagner's Mammoth Pool Resort.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mono Hot Springs trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Mono Hot Springs. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mono Hot Springs when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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