5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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Truckee
— 1 night
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights

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night
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Gatekeeper's Museum, thenwalk around Kings Beach State Recreation Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then let little ones run wild at Commons Beach Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Truckee trip itinerary builder app.

Sacramento to Truckee is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Sacramento in July, plan for slightly colder days in Truckee, with highs around °F, while nights are much colder with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, Kings Beach State Recreation Area
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River Rafting & Tubing
Kings Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kings Beach State Recreation Area

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Speed Boats Tours and Tahoe Trout Farm. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, stroll through Pope Beach, and cruise along Inspiration Point Vista.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Truckee in July, South Lake Tahoe is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Emerald Bay State Park
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Speed Boats Tours
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm

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