31 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

31 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe (California) route planner

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Truckee
— 16 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 14 nights
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Truckee

— 16 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Truckee: Tahoe City (Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, Skylandia Park, &more), Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley) and Homewood (Homewood Mountain Resort, Tahoe Maritime Museum, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, fly down the slopes at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, go for a walk through Truckee River Legacy Trail, and see what you can catch with Matt Heron Fly Fishing.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Truckee itinerary maker site.

San Diego to Truckee is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in March, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Truckee: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 23°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 14 nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Eagle Rock Hiking Trail in Homewood (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Adventure Mountain, and explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe online attractions planner.

Drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Zipline · Ski Areas · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.