8 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

8 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
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Truckee
— 2 nights
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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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: race across the water with a speed boat tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Falls Trail, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, and awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Knoxville to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Knoxville to South Lake Tahoe. Traveling from Knoxville in July, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are little chillier (82°F), and nights are much colder (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Truckee.
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Truckee — 2 nights

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 5th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Truckee, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, Truckee is slightly colder at night with lows of 38°F. On the 6th (Sat), you're off to home.
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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.
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