14 days in Scottsdale, Yosemite National Park & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

14 days in Scottsdale, Yosemite National Park & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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Scottsdale
— 3 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights

3
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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Escape the Room AZ and Taliesin West. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Phoenix Zoo, try for a hole-in-one at Glow Putt Mini Golf, get in on the family fun at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Butterfly Wonderland.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale trip tool.

Edmonds to Scottsdale is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonds to Scottsdale is 1 hour. Traveling from Edmonds in August, expect Scottsdale to be much warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Fun & Games Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Phoenix Zoo
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Escape the Room AZ ©
Escape the Room AZ
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo
Taliesin West ©
Taliesin West

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, trek along Mariposa Grove, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Scottsdale to Yosemite National Park takes 22 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Yosemite National Park is colder than Scottsdale - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Emerald Bay State Park and Tallac Historic Site. And it doesn't end there: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, kick back and relax at Kiva Beach, stroll through Lakeside Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip website.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 7 hours. In August in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
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Speed Boats Tours
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm

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