5 days in Lotus, South Lake Tahoe & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

5 days in Lotus, South Lake Tahoe & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Sacramento International Airport, Drive to Lotus
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Lotus
— 1 night
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Bus to Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Lotus

— 1 night
Lotus is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California. You've now added OARS American River Outpost to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lotus trip planner.

Riverside to Lotus is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Riverside in July, plan for little chillier days in Lotus, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Lotus

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kayak Tahoe as well as Heavenly Valley Scenic Gondola Ride.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip app.

Getting from Lotus to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Lotus in August, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Roaring River Falls, Kings Canyon Visitor Center, Grizzly Falls, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): cruise along Generals Hwy, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Crystal Cave, Head underground at Boyden Cavern, then make a trip to General Sherman Tree, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 95°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can 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.