5 days in South Lake Tahoe & Mammoth Lakes Itinerary

5 days in South Lake Tahoe & Mammoth Lakes Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe

— 3 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 The Gondola at Heavenly as well as Vikingsholm. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and try to win big at Harveys Casino.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe driving holiday planner.

Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect South Lake Tahoe to be much colder, temps between 52°F and 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Transportation

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Mammoth Lakes

— 1 night
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 2nd (Wed), stroll through Mammoth Mountain.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°F in Mammoth Lakes. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
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