3 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

3 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

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3 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Salt Lake City

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): trek along Rubicon Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, then view the masterpieces at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, and finally examine the collection at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe road trip tool .

Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, things will get a bit cooler in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 63°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

D.L. Bliss State Park, Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, Cascade Falls Trail
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D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State Park
Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

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