What’s the best route from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe?

What’s the best way to drive between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe? I want to visit both national parks on my upcoming road trip but I’m not sure what the best route between them would be.

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Answer provided by
Liz Jenson
Answered on May 19, 2022
The best route from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe takes about two and a half hours of driving, which is doable in a single morning! Take US-395 N to get from one park to the other quickly.
The drive between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe is also very pretty, as much of the route borders large forests and reservation areas. If you’d like, there are lots of places to stop and hike, explore, or picnic along the route, so you’ll have plenty to do to break up the drive!
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