10 days in Lake Tahoe (California) & Napa Valley Itinerary

10 days in Lake Tahoe (California) & Napa Valley Itinerary

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Route & dates

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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
2
Oakville
— 5 nights

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mackay Mansion and The Way It Was Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lakeside Beach and Baldwin Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from South Lake Tahoe: Nevada State Museum (in Carson City) and Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Comstock Firemen's Museum (in Virginia City). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nevada Beach Campground, take an in-depth tour of Tallac Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Theresa Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe online sightseeing planner.

Chicago 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 2 hours traveling from Chicago to South Lake Tahoe. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for much colder nights in South Lake Tahoe, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oakville.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Virginia City, Nevada State Museum, Nevada Beach Campground
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Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Nevada Beach Campground ©
Nevada Beach Campground
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach

5
nights
Oakville

Oakville ©
Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the of Napa County, northern California.The population was 71 at the 2010 census.The local economy is based on Napa Valley wine production, and Oakville was formally declared a distinct appellation within the Napa Valley AVA in 1993. Step off the beaten path and head to Nickel & Nickel and Saddleback Cellars. HALL Rutherford and Turnbull Wine Cellars are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Groth Vineyards & Winery, appreciate the views at Gargiulo Vineyards, and view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa.

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You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Oakville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Oakville when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oakville

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Rutherford
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Groth Vineyards & Winery ©
Groth Vineyards & Winery
HALL Rutherford ©
HALL Rutherford
Nickel & Nickel ©
Nickel & Nickel

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