8 days in Lake Tahoe (California) & Bothell Itinerary

8 days in Lake Tahoe (California) & Bothell Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to Bothell
— 3 nights
Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City


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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, trek along Mt. Tallac Trail, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site.

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New York City to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, South Lake Tahoe is cooler at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Truckee.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
Side Trips

Truckee — 1 night

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 27th (Wed), trek along Tompkins Memorial Trail, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

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Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Truckee, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bothell.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Bothell — 3 nights

Bothell is a city located in King and Snohomish Counties in the State of Washington. On the 28th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hindu Temple & Cultural Center, brush up on your military savvy at Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Puget Sound Express and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Truckee to Bothell. When traveling from Truckee in July, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Bothell: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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.