8 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

8 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe Area holiday planner
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Truckee
— 5 nights
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South Lake Tahoe — 2 nights

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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Heavenly Mountain Resort, hit the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and try your luck at Harveys Casino.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe online route maker.

San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Truckee.
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Truckee — 5 nights

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Truckee: Homewood Mountain Resort (in Homewood) and Incline Village (Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Alibi Ale Works & Brewery, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, contemplate the long history of Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, cast your line with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, and fly down the slopes at Tahoe Donner.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Truckee trip website.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Truckee, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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