8 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

8 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

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8 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Truckee
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: San Antonio

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nevada Beach Campground and Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Get outdoors at D.L. Bliss State Park and Emerald Bay State Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach, identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, kick back and relax at Meeks Bay Beach, and contemplate the long history of Vikingsholm.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip builder tool .

San Antonio to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in September; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Lake Tahoe (California), Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Meeks Bay Beach
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Lakeside Beach ©
Lakeside Beach
Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course ©
Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State Park

3
nights
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 12th (Wed), hike along Tahoe Meadows Whole Access Interpretive Trail, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then enjoy the sea views from Lake Tahoe. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Burnt Cedar Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Incline Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Truckee trip builder website .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Truckee, with lows around 34°F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Truckee

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Incline Village, Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, Lake Tahoe
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River Rafting & Tubing
Incline Beach ©
Incline Beach
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe

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