10 days in Lake Tahoe (California), Napa Valley & Los Angeles Itinerary

10 days in Lake Tahoe (California), Napa Valley & Los Angeles Itinerary

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10 days in Lake Tahoe (California), Napa Valley & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Truckee
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

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Truckee

Truckee
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Plan trip to Truckee with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Newark to Truckee is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Newark, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Truckee, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 40°F. You will leave for South Lake Tahoe on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Tours

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night
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.
On the 27th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, then kick back and relax at Kiva Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner .

Traveling by car from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Truckee in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 46°F in South Lake Tahoe. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

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nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
You'll get in some beach time at Mumm Napa and Bothe-Napa State Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Oakville Grocery, do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, and savor the flavors at Castello di Amorosa.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Helena trip planner .

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July since evenings lows in St. Helena dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Oakville, Calistoga, Rutherford
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Dolphin & Whale Watching and Third Street Promenade. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (The Disney Gallery & Anaheim GardenWalk). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey planner .

You can fly from St. Helena to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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