8 days in Lake Tahoe (California), Colorado Springs & North Carolina Coast Itinerary

8 days in Lake Tahoe (California), Colorado Springs & North Carolina Coast Itinerary

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Truckee
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Colorado Springs
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Nags Head
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Truckee

— 2 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, and then admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Truckee day trip site.

New York City to Truckee is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from New York City to Truckee, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for much colder nights in Truckee, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs holiday planner.

You can fly from Truckee to Colorado Springs in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Truckee to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Truckee in July, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Nags Head

— 1 night
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Island Farm, then steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and then stroll around Jockey's Ridge State Park. Keep things going the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then see Off-Road Tours, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nags Head trip planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Nags Head in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Colorado Springs to Nags Head. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nags Head, with lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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.

North Carolina Coast travel guide

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Historic Sites · Lighthouses · Piers & Boardwalks
Plan a trip to North Carolina Coast to explore a lengthy stretch of barrier island beaches. While there, you'll have a chance to discover some 480 km (300 mi) of beaches, each offering a different vibe and a range of activities. As you holiday in North Carolina Coast, you'll also find many coastal towns, adding urban things to do to your itinerary. Things to do in North Carolina Coast range from wreck diving and working on that perfect tan, to dining at fine restaurants and exploring historical sites.