5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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Truckee
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South Lake Tahoe
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Truckee

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.
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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 Emerald Bay State Park. 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. Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
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Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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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.
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