30 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

30 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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Truckee
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South Lake Tahoe
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Truckee

— 13 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Grass Valley (Lazy Dog Chocolateria & Empire Mine State Historic Park) and Tahoe City (Eagle Falls Trail, Alpine Meadows, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner, tee off at Old Brockway Golf Course, and pick up some new knowledge with Squaw Valley Ski Area.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Truckee visit planner.

Phoenix to Truckee is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Phoenix to Truckee, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in April, expect Truckee to be cooler, temps between 56°F and 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 16 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.
Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: Genoa Courthouse Museum (in Genoa), Carson City (Nevada State Museum & Nevada State Railroad Museum) and Sand Harbor (in Incline Village). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, relax and rejuvenate at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, view the masterpieces at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery, and explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · 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.