12 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

12 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
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Truckee
— 6 nights
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South Lake Tahoe

— 5 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, admire the striking features of Vikingsholm, immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and stroll through Fallen Leaf Lake Trail.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Memphis to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in October, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be much colder, around 31°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Truckee

— 6 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Truckee: Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, trek along Tompkins Memorial Trail, explore and take pictures at Truckee River Legacy Trail, and wander the streets of Commercial Row and Jibboom Street.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Truckee sightseeing planning tool.

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 October, plan for little chillier nights in Truckee, with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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.