32 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

32 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Drive to Truckee
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Truckee
— 17 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 12 nights
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Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Newcastle

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Truckee

— 17 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Truckee: Tahoe City (Inspiration Point Vista, Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, &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: admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, stroll around Kings Beach State Recreation Area, play a few rounds at Old Brockway Golf Course, and grab your bike and head to Northstar Ski Resort.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Truckee travel planner.

Newcastle, Australia to Truckee is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newcastle to Truckee, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newcastle in September, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Truckee. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Golf

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 12 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.
Step out of South Lake Tahoe with an excursion to Homewood Mountain Resort in Homewood--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, hit the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort, have some family-friendly fun at Magic Carpet Golf, and hike along Mt. Tallac Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · 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.