10 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

10 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe (California) trip planner
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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.
When in South Lake Tahoe, make a side trip to see Hellman-Ehrman Mansion in Tahoe City, approximately Tahoe City away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, stroll through Eagle Falls Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary builder.

Boston to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Boston in June, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Truckee.
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Truckee — 3 nights

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): wander the streets of Historic Downtown Truckee and then immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Five Lakes Creek Trailhead and then head outdoors with Matt Heron Fly Fishing.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Truckee journey builder website.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June since evenings lows in Truckee dip to 36°F. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · 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.
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