5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe (California) Trip Planner

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Truckee
— 1 day
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Truckee

— 1 day
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Lake Tahoe has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Sugar Bowl Resort and then explore the activities along Lake Tahoe.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Truckee trip itinerary app.

New York City to Truckee is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from New York City to Truckee, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, Truckee is much colder at night with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 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.
Bring the kids along to Vikingsholm and Pope Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from South Lake Tahoe: Sand Harbor (in Incline Village) and Nevada State Museum (in Carson City). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, tee off at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, browse the exhibits of Tallac Historic Site, and stop by Shoreline Of Tahoe Store.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe route planner.

Traveling by car from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

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.