14 days in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe (California) & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

14 days in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe (California) & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Olympic Valley
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, push the limits with an extreme tour, make a trip to The Strip, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel route builder website.

Washington DC to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 103°F and lows reach 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Tours

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): trek along Eagle Falls Trail, then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm and then stroll through Rubicon Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to South Lake Tahoe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect South Lake Tahoe to be colder, temps between 77°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Olympic Valley

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get outside with SWA Watersports, hike along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stateline Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Truckee River Bike Trail, stroll through Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, and then take a memorable tour with Matt Heron Fly Fishing.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic Valley road trip app.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Olympic Valley by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Olympic Valley when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 5 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kids will enjoy Congress Trail and Sequoia Sightseeing Tours. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and hike along General Grant Tree Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic Valley to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. When traveling from Olympic Valley in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 94°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.