36 days in Reno & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

36 days in Reno & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

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36 days in Reno & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Reno
— 15 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 19 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: London

15
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Take a break from the city and head to Sand Harbor and Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Truckee River Walk and Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society. Change things up with these side-trips from Reno: Virginia City (St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, Delta Saloon, & more), Squaw Valley Ski Area (in Olympic Valley) and Northstar California (in Truckee). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Automobile Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Ark, try to win big at Atlantis Casino, and explore and take pictures at Greater Nevada Field.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Reno road trip site .

London, UK to Reno is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Reno. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Reno to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a bus to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Reno

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Virginia City, Incline Village, Truckee, Sparks, Cabela's
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Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Northstar California ©
Northstar California

19
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vikingsholm and Tallac Historic Site. Visit Pope Beach and Commons Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Explore South Lake Tahoe's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Lotus), Carson City (Nevada State Museum, Nevada State Railroad Museum, & more) and Columbia State Historic Park (in Columbia). On the 28th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, stroll through Mt. Tallac Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Lake Tahoe, and admire the majestic nature at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe day trip planning app .

Take a bus from Reno to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Reno in August, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 30°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

California, Carson City, Plymouth, Lake Tahoe (California), Tahoe City
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Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

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