5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Make it your trip
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights



Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Tahoe Whitewater Tours. On the 10th (Mon), take a tour by water with Tahoe Whitewater Tours and then take an in-depth tour of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Truckee trip builder.

Redding to Truckee is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Redding in June, plan for little chillier days in Truckee, with highs around 76°F, while nights are colder with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.
Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Nature

South Lake Tahoe — 4 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 some cultural insight at Vikingsholm and Tallac Historic Site. Take a break from the city and head to Pope Beach and Baldwin Beach. Take a break from South Lake Tahoe with a short trip to Meeks Bay Beach in Tahoma, about 30 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, stop by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip maker site.

Drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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.