8 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

8 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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8 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly + Bus:  7​h 15​min
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Kings Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Des Moines

4
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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've added Fireworks South lake Tahoe, Heavenly Village Cinemas, Wine Tours From Tahoe, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, stroll through Baldwin Beach, kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach, and look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe vacation maker .

Des Moines to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Des Moines in June, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are little chillier (77°F), and nights are colder (41°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Kings Beach.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Tahoe City
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

1
night
Kings Beach

Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kings Beach Miniature Golf. On the 13th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Stateline Fire Lookout, then play a few rounds at Kings Beach Miniature Golf, and then walk around Kings Beach State Recreation Area.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kings Beach sightseeing tool .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Kings Beach in an hour. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 36°F in Kings Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in Kings Beach

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Stateline Fire Lookout
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Kings Beach Miniature Golf ©
Kings Beach Miniature Golf
Kings Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kings Beach State Recreation Area
Stateline Fire Lookout ©
Stateline Fire Lookout

1
night
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): hit the slopes at Northstar California and then take an in-depth tour of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Truckee sightseeing tool.

Truckee is just a short distance from Kings Beach. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Northstar California ©
Northstar California

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