1 day in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

1 day in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
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Truckee
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South Lake Tahoe — 1 day

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.
Discover Lake Tahoe - Scenic Bus Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the local landmarks with Discover Lake Tahoe - Scenic Bus Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe online trip maker.

Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in August, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 81°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Truckee.
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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Plan my Truckee trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 38°F in Truckee. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Tue).
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Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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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.