5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + bus:  4​h
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Truckee
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Phoenix

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South Lake Tahoe

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.
Step out of the city life by going to D.L. Bliss State Park and Meeks Bay Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lakeside Beach and Baldwin Beach. And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site, and immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip site .

Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Meeks Bay Beach
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D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State Park
Lakeside Beach ©
Lakeside Beach
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 30th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Lake Tahoe, admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, and then wander the streets of Historic Downtown Truckee.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Truckee trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, Truckee is little chillier at night with lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Truckee

#Nature, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lake Tahoe
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Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe

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