2 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

2 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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2 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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night
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.
The Gondola at Heavenly has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Nevada State Museum and then hike along Mt. Tallac Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, then step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, and then hit the slopes at The Gondola at Heavenly.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe road trip planning website .

San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be cooler, around 31°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Nevada State Museum
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The Gondola at Heavenly ©
The Gondola at Heavenly
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm

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