10 days in Redwood National Park & Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

10 days in Redwood National Park & Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

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10 days in Redwood National Park & Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Truckee
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Calgary

3
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Visiting Humboldt Redwoods State Park and Redwood National Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Redwood National Park: Ferndale Historic Cemetery (in Ferndale), Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park (in Carlotta) and Arcata (Arcata Community Forest & Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary). There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and kick back and relax at Trinidad State Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Redwood National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Calgary, Canada to Redwood National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Calgary in August: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arcata, Trinidad State Beach, Ferndale Historic Cemetery, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ©

2
nights
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.
Visiting Van Sickle Bi-State Park and Pope Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: try to win big at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to South Lake Tahoe. When traveling from Redwood National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 81°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stateline, Emerald Bay State Park
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Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe ©
Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

2
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor and then kick back and relax at Incline Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Truckee online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Truckee when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, with lows around 38°F. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Incline Village
Highlights from your plan
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor

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