14 days in Lake Tahoe (California) & Monterey Itinerary

14 days in Lake Tahoe (California) & Monterey Itinerary

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14 days in Lake Tahoe (California) & Monterey Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Truckee
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Monterey
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  11​h
End: New York City

3
nights
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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, outdoors, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiva Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe itinerary website .

New York City to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Truckee is known for winter sports, nature, adventure, outdoors, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at West End Beach, trek along Mt Judah Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tompkins Memorial Trail, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Truckee, with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kings Beach State Recreation Area, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Kings Beach State Recreation Area ©
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park

6
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monterey: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing), San Simeon (Elephant Seal Rookery, Hearst Ranch Winery, & more) and Big Sur (Ragged Point & McWay Falls). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Truckee to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. While traveling from Truckee, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

San Simeon, Pacific Grove, Big Sur, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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