17 days in Lake Tahoe Area & Carson City Itinerary

17 days in Lake Tahoe Area & Carson City Itinerary

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Truckee
— 2 nights
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Carson City
— 2 nights
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Incline Village
— 2 nights
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Tahoe City
— 2 nights
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Tahoma
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe
— 7 nights

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Get outdoors at West End Beach and Foresthill Divide. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town Auburn and Old Truckee Jail Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Truckee: Pilot Peak Vineyard & Winery (in Penn Valley), Empire Mine State Historic Park (in Grass Valley) and Auburn (Gold Country Museum & Auburn Joss House Chinese Museum). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee, take an in-depth tour of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, take a memorable drive along Donner Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Truckee Bike Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Truckee trip planner.

Dallas to Truckee is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Truckee due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Truckee: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carson City.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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HeliTahoe ©
HeliTahoe
Old Town Auburn ©
Old Town Auburn

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Carson City

Carson City ©
Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the US state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Skunk Harbor, cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Lake Tahoe, take in the natural beauty of 1862 David Walleys Restaurant and Saloon, try to win big at Carson Valley Inn Casino, then steep yourself in history at Nevada State Capitol Building, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nevada State Railroad Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Washoe Lake State Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Silver Terrace Cemeteries, see the interesting displays at The Way It Was Museum, examine the collection at Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Comstock Firemen's Museum, then examine the collection at The Washoe Club Haunted Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Carson City online visit planner.

You can drive from Truckee to Carson City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Truckee in October, expect Carson City to be a bit warmer, temps between 69°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Incline Village.

Things to do in Carson City

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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The Washoe Club Haunted Museum ©
The Washoe Club Haunted Museum
St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church ©
Skydive Lake Tahoe ©
Skydive Lake Tahoe

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Incline Village

Incline Village ©
Incline Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): glide peacefully along the water with Tahoe Paddle and Oar, hike along Tahoe Meadows Trail, get curious at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, then kick back and relax at Sand Harbor, then play a few rounds at Incline Village Championship Golf Course, and finally tee off at Incline Village Mountain Golf Course. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Cove Beach, contemplate the long history of Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, stroll through Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, grab your bike and head to Flume Trail, then play a few rounds at Old Brockway Golf Course, and finally stroll around Kings Beach State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Incline Village trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carson City to Incline Village takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Incline Village can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Incline Village

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park ©
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
Tahoe Paddle and Oar ©
Tahoe Paddle and Oar

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Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. On the 16th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Tahoe City Field Station, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tahoe, hike along Stateline Lookout, then kick your exploration up a notch at Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, then stroll through Truckee River Bike Trail, and finally tee off at The Links at Squaw Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, hike along Eagle Falls Trail, then admire all the interesting features of Inspiration Point Vista, and finally see what you can catch with Reel-Lentless Fishing Charters.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Tahoe City tour site.

Tahoe City is just a short distance from Incline Village. Traveling from Incline Village in October, things will get little chillier in Tahoe City: highs are around 63°F and lows about 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Tahoma.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks ©
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
Reel-Lentless Fishing Charters ©
Reel-Lentless Fishing Charters
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead ©
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead

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Tahoma

Tahoma ©
Tahoma is a census-designated place in Placer and El Dorado counties, California, United States. Emerald Bay State Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, hike along Desolation Wilderness, admire the majestic nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Meeks Bay Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Sugar Pine State Park, and finally trek along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tahoma journey builder.

Tahoma is very close to Tahoe City. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Tahoma

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State Park
Desolation Wilderness ©
Desolation Wilderness

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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.
Relax by the water at El Dorado Beach and Pope Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Tahoe Photographic Tours and Nevada Beach Campground. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Davell (in Camino), Fair Play (Fitzpatrick Winery and Lodge & Windwalker Vineyards) and Placerville (Holly's Hill Vineyard, Red Hawk Casino, &more). There's lots more to do: see a world frozen in time at Bodie State Historic Park, get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site, do a tasting at Saluti Cellars, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can drive from Tahoma to South Lake Tahoe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 31°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Tahoe Photographic Tours ©
Tahoe Photographic Tours
Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe ©
Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe

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