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Yosemite and Lake Tahoe

Trip Information

Number of Nights: 8

Seasons: June – October

Start / End: San Francisco

Average Price: $5500

Detailed Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, CA

San Francisco to Coloma: 135 miles

1 night Coloma, CA

Beginning in San Francisco, you will start your road trip with one night on Coloma. This outdoorsy town will get you in the spirit of what is about to come. Go rafting, visit Sutter’s Mill and walk around the historic gold rush town. Learn more about Coloma.

Coloma to Lake Tahoe: 75 miles

3 nights Lake Tahoe

From there, you will drive to Lake Tahoe for three incredible days! Lake Tahoe is North America’s largest alpine lake, and it has dozens of activities for you to try, everything from kayak trips, mountain bike tours to jet skiing. Learn more about Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe to Yosemite: 190 miles

3 nights Yosemite National Park

After spending three days on the lake, you will head to the famous Yosemite National Park. Here, you can hike along the trails as you hunt for waterfalls and watch the incredible wildlife. Learn more about Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite to Bay Area: 170 miles

1 night Bay Area

Lastly, you will spend your last day driving down the Foothills, through the central valley and back to the Bay Area. Enjoy your last night camping under the stars before you return your rental vehicles in the morning. Learn more about San Francisco. Learn more about San Francisco.

End: San Francisco, CA

Trip Extensions

Sunset on the Forest Path Sequoia National Park California scaled from Tumbleweed Travel

3 nights Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks +$750

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada are the sister parks of Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. You can create incredible memories of exploration and discovery in both stunning locations, especially as you wander through the giant sequoia trees.

Learn more about Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park.