12 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

12 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe (California) Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Drive to South Lake Tahoe
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Truckee
— 6 nights
Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to Gimpo International Airport

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South Lake Tahoe

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sand Harbor (in Incline Village) and Grover Hot Springs State Park (in Markleeville). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach, steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, and take a memorable ride with The Gondola at Heavenly.

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Seoul, South Korea to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to South Lake Tahoe is minus 17 hours. Traveling from Seoul in July, South Lake Tahoe is cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Truckee

— 6 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Truckee: Tahoe City (Inspiration Point Vista & Eagle Falls Trail) and Homewood Mountain Resort (in Homewood). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 6th (Mon), do a day of snowy sightseeing with Squaw Valley Ski Area. There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, explore the activities along Lake Tahoe, and ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner.

Before you visit Truckee, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Truckee when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.