7 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

7 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Drive to Olympic Valley
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Olympic Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
Fly

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Olympic Valley — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, visit Commercial Row and Jibboom Street, and then admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic Valley road trip website.

New Orleans to Olympic Valley is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Olympic Valley, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Orleans in June: highs in Olympic Valley hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks
Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe — 5 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Pope Beach and Meeks Bay Beach. Popular historic sites such as Vikingsholm and Tallac Historic Site are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum (in Truckee) and Gatekeeper's Museum (in Tahoe City). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Olympic Valley to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. In June in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 41°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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.