13 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

13 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

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13 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Truckee
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: New York City

6
nights
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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, outdoors, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe vacation planning site .

New York City to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to South Lake Tahoe due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Stateline, Tahoe City
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Speed Boats Tours
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

5
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Truckee: Incline Village (Sand Harbor, Tahoe Meadows Whole Access Interpretive Trail, & more) and Gatekeeper's Museum (in Tahoe City). On the 9th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Northstar California. On the 10th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Squaw Valley Ski Area. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, take a stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee, and walk around Kings Beach State Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Truckee day trip planner .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, Truckee is slightly colder at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley Ski Area, Kings Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
River Rafting & Tubing

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