8 days in Sacramento & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

8 days in Sacramento & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

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8 days in Sacramento & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
1
Sacramento
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Sacramento

3
nights
Sacramento

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Explore hidden gems such as Silver Oak Cellars and Inglenook. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sacramento: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Peju Province Winery (in Rutherford).

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sacramento trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sacramento. In May, daytime highs in Sacramento are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Rutherford, Wine Tours & Tastings, Silver Oak Cellars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Silver Oak Cellars ©
Silver Oak Cellars
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes D.L. Bliss State Park, Fireworks South lake Tahoe and Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fallen Leaf Lake and Tahoe Trout Farm. Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Truckee) and Tahoe Meadows Whole Access Interpretive Trail (in Incline Village). There's lots more to do: stroll through Valhalla at Lake Tahoe, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, see the interesting displays at Genoa Courthouse Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sacramento in May: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 62°F and lows are around 34°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Genoa Courthouse Museum, Tahoe Meadows Trail, Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, River Rafting & Tubing
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Fallen Leaf Lake ©
Fallen Leaf Lake
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm
Valhalla at Lake Tahoe ©
Valhalla at Lake Tahoe

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