10 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

10 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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Fly to Sacramento, Bus to South Lake Tahoe
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
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Truckee
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe

— 6 nights
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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, hike along Eagle Falls Trail, relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm, and identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary maker.

Honolulu to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Honolulu in July, plan for a bit cooler days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 82°F, while nights are colder with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Truckee

— 3 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Truckee side-trips: Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Tahoe City). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, stroll through Tompkins Memorial Trail, let little ones run wild at Commons Beach Park, and stroll around Kings Beach State Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Truckee road trip planning website.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Truckee, with lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Zipline · Ski Areas · State Parks
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.