9 days in Monterey, Lake Tahoe Area & Reno Itinerary

9 days in Monterey, Lake Tahoe Area & Reno Itinerary

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Monterey
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Tahoe City
— 2 nights
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Reno
— 3 nights

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get outdoors at Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. Get some cultural insight at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Cannery Row. When in Monterey, make a side trip to see Bixby Bridge in Big Sur, approximately Big Sur away. There's lots more to do: stop by The Cheese Shop, stop by Old Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Monterey visit planning website.

Syracuse to Monterey is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In October, Monterey is somewhat warmer than Syracuse - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. On the 6th (Fri), you're off to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Gatekeeper's Museum, then let little ones run wild at Commons Beach Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tahoe.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tahoe City route builder.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Tahoe City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in October, expect nights in Tahoe City to be much colder, around 26°F, while days are slightly colder, around 63°F. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to Reno.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks · Beaches · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Commons Beach Park ©
Commons Beach Park
Gatekeeper's Museum ©
Gatekeeper's Museum
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe

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Reno

Reno ©

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Outlets at Legends Sparks and Meadowood Mall. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Truckee River Walk, identify plant and animal life at Animal Ark, try to win big at Casino at Silver Legacy Resort, and stop by D Bar M Western Store.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Reno online day trip planner.

You can drive from Tahoe City to Reno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tahoe City in October, with highs in Reno at 71°F and lows at 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reno

Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Peppermill Casino ©
Peppermill Casino
Animal Ark ©
Animal Ark
Casino at Silver Legacy Resort ©
Casino at Silver Legacy Resort

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