10 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

10 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe Area sightseeing planner

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Truckee
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
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Truckee

— 3 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Truckee: Incline Village (Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Northstar California, don't miss a visit to Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at West End Beach, and walk around Kings Beach State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Truckee road trip site.

Fresno to Truckee is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Fresno in July, you will find days in Truckee are little chillier (82°F), and nights are cooler (40°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Winter Sports

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 6 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.
Attractions like Speed Boats Tours and Eagle Falls Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Vikingsholm, take a memorable drive along Inspiration Point Vista, enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe travel route builder site.

Getting from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Truckee in July, South Lake Tahoe is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips