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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
— 1 day



Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Nashville. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 3 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Boyden Cavern, then stroll through Big Stump Basin, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Nashville in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 98°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Yosemite National Park — 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Madera to see Nelder Grove about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at North Dome, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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South Lake Tahoe — 4 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lakeside Beach and Cascade Falls Trail. Explore hidden gems such as D.L. Bliss State Park and Kiva Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South Lake Tahoe: Mormon Station State Historic Park (in Genoa) and Burnt Cedar Beach (in Incline Village). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nevada Beach Campground, stroll through Horsetail Falls, admire the sheer force of Glen Alpine Falls, and trek along Echo Lakes Hiking Trail.

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

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe with the Route module. July in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Reno.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
Side Trips
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Reno — 1 day

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, stroll through Bartley Ranch Regional Park, and then stroll through Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Reno online driving holiday planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Reno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, expect Reno to be a bit warmer, temps between 95°F and 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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United States travel guide

More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.