10 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

10 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Reno
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Zephyr Cove
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Tahoe City
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Crystal Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Truckee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Reno

2
nights
Zephyr Cove

Zephyr Cove ©
Zephyr Cove is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): trek along Kit Carson Trail, examine the collection at Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Comstock Firemen's Museum, thenhit the slopes at Spooner Lake Cross Country, thenstroll through South Lake Tahoe Bike Path, and finally stroll through Mount Tallac/Glen Alpine Trail. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Rabe Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Cave Rock, thenhike along Logan Shoals Vista Trail, and finally hike along Echo Lakes Hiking Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zephyr Cove trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Reno to Zephyr Cove is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Reno in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°F in Zephyr Cove. You will leave for South Lake Tahoe on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Zephyr Cove

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Carson City, Cave Rock, Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Comstock Firemen's Museum, Rabe Meadows
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Spooner Lake Cross Country ©
Spooner Lake Cross Country

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Adventure Mountain and Rubicon Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Angora Lakes Climb and Eldorado National Forest. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, hike along Fallen Leaf Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Alpine Falls, and stroll through Cascade Falls Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip builder app.

South Lake Tahoe is just a stone's throw from Zephyr Cove. In December in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 19°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tahoe City.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Angora Lakes Climb, Eldorado National Forest, Cascade Falls Trail, D.L. Bliss State Park
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Adventure Mountain ©
Adventure Mountain
Fallen Leaf Lake Trail ©
Fallen Leaf Lake Trail
D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State Park

2
nights
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Truckee River Bike Trail, grab your bike and head to Tahoe City - South/North Trailheads, thenhit the slopes at Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Sugar Pine State Park. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Skylandia Park, thenglide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country, thenhike along Stateline Lookout, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gatekeeper's Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tahoe City attractions planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Crystal Bay.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Sugar Pine State Park
Highlights from your plan
Gatekeeper's Museum ©
Gatekeeper's Museum

1
night
Crystal Bay

Crystal Bay ©
On the 21st (Sat), get great views at Stateline Fire Lookout, try your luck at Cal Neva Resort Spa & Casino, thentry your luck at Crystal Bay Club Casino, and finally try to win big at Jim Kelley's Tahoe Nugget.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Crystal Bay trip planner.

Crystal Bay is very close to Tahoe City. In December, daily temperatures in Crystal Bay can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in Crystal Bay

Fun & Games Casinos Spas
Highlights from your plan
Jim Kelley's Tahoe Nugget ©
Jim Kelley's Tahoe Nugget
Stateline Fire Lookout ©
Stateline Fire Lookout
Cal Neva Resort Spa & Casino ©
Cal Neva Resort Spa & Casino

2
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): fly down the slopes at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, thenglide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, thenski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee Bike Park. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Sugar Bowl Resort, thensnap pictures at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Donner Lake.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Truckee tour planner.

Truckee is just a stone's throw from Crystal Bay. In December in Truckee, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 15°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Donner Lake, Sugar Bowl Resort
Highlights from your plan
Sugar Bowl Resort ©
Sugar Bowl Resort
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner
Donner Lake ©
Donner Lake

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