8 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

8 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe Area visit 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: fly down the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort, sample the tasty concoctions at South Lake Brewing Company, try your luck at Harveys Casino, and relax and rejuvenate at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe online road trip planner.

San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are slightly colder (45°F), and nights are colder (19°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Truckee.
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Truckee — 5 nights

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Truckee side-trips: 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. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, see what you can catch with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, and snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Truckee trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Truckee sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 16°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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