Your journey begins with a drive through San Joaquin Valley and go on into the Sierra Foothills where Forty-Niners once panned for Gold. Near Modesto, you will pass by the impressive Gallo Winery one of the largest wineries in the world. Next, you will follow the beautiful Merced River to the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Glaciers cut through these mountains forming spectacular granite monuments you will see throughout the park.
You will enter Yosemite National Park at around 11:30 and make 3 stops on your way down to Yosemite Lodge.
Please note: The weather in Yosemite is highly variable and includes rain and snow in winter and high temperatures in summer. The itinerary may be adapted to make the most of Yosemite during different seasons and times of the year.