34 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

34 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe (California) Trip Planner

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South Lake Tahoe
— 16 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to D.L. Bliss State Park and Flume Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vikingsholm and Tallac Historic Site. Step out of South Lake Tahoe to go to Homewood and see Homewood Mountain Resort, which is approximately 40 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm, admire the majestic nature at Sugar Pine State Park, and stroll through Mt. Tallac Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe online visit planner.

New York City to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect colder evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Truckee

— 16 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tahoe Donner and Tahoe City - South/North Trailheads. Take a break from the city and head to Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum and Northstar California. Explore Truckee's surroundings by going to Tahoe City (Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, Inspiration Point Vista, &more). On the 1st (Tue), do a day of snowy sightseeing with Squaw Valley Ski Area. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, tee off at Old Greenwood Golf Course, walk around Kings Beach State Recreation Area, and take a tour by water with North Tahoe Watersports.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Truckee trip planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Truckee, with lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Golf

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.