13 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

13 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe Area tour planner

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South Lake Tahoe
— 7 nights
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Truckee
— 5 nights
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South Lake Tahoe

— 7 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Tallac Historic Site, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Newark to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to South Lake Tahoe is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in October, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be much colder, around 31°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Truckee

— 5 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Truckee: Incline Village (Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, &more), Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood) and Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, stop by Historic Downtown Truckee, get outside with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, and walk around Kings Beach State Recreation Area.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Truckee trip builder.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, Truckee is little chillier at night with lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips