16 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

16 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

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16 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + bus:  10​h
1
South Lake Tahoe
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Truckee
— 8 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Columbus

7
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.
Visiting Heavenly Mountain Resort and Pope Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, trek along Eagle Falls Trail, try to win big at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip maker .

Columbus to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Columbus in May, things will get slightly colder in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 63°F and lows about 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Stateline, Tahoe City
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Heavenly Mountain Resort ©
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe ©
Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

8
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Get in touch with nature at Sand Harbor and Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Truckee: Incline Village (Tahoe Meadows Whole Access Interpretive Trail & Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park) and Tahoe City (Gatekeeper's Museum & Alpine Meadows). On the 2nd (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Northstar California. On the 3rd (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Squaw Valley Ski Area. Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, grab your bike and head to Truckee River Bike Trail, see the interesting displays at Tahoe City Field Station, and stroll through Truckee Bike Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Truckee itinerary builder site .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 31°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Incline Village, Squaw Valley Ski Area
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Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Northstar California ©
Northstar California

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