3 days in South Lake Tahoe & North Lake Tahoe Itinerary

3 days in South Lake Tahoe & North Lake Tahoe Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Tahoe City
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), kick back and relax at Kiva Beach. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Nevada Beach Campground, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach.

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San Diego to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in October, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are much colder (31°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Tahoe City.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Tahoe City

— 1 night
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): hike along Shirley Lake Trail and then grab your bike and head to Flume Trail.

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Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Tahoe City when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, with lows around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips