What’s the best route from Monterey to Yosemite?

I want to go to Yosemite with my mom the next time she visits me, but I’m not sure how long the drive is. What’s the best route to take from Monterey to Yosemite and how long will it take?

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Answer provided by
Liz Jenson
Answered on May 19, 2022
The best route from Monterey, California to Yosemite is via CA-152 E. It will take you just over three-and-a-half hours to complete the journey, so you’ll need to set aside some time to drive!
Once you arrive, though, you’ll be able to go camping or stay in one of the many hotels in and around the national park. This will give you a lot of time to explore, take in the scenery, and see different parts of the park before driving back home again.
If you’d prefer, you could also leave early in the morning to get to Yosemite, spend most of the day exploring, and then drive home again. Just make sure that you’re prepared for the trip back and not too tired to focus on the road!
It’s a good idea to update your car insurance before you leave, though, just in case you run into trouble on your trip. The Jerr​​y app is a simple tool designed to help you find the best rates available on the coverage you need. Download the app for more details.

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