43 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

43 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Reno
Drive:  30 min
1
Truckee
— 22 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 20 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Reno

22
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Donner Pass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Truckee: Homewood (Tahoe Maritime Museum, SWA Watersports, &more), Incline Village (Tahoe Meadows Trail, Diamond Peak Ski & Snowboard School, &more) and Tahoe City (Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, Alpine Meadows, &more). There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at KidZone Museum, go for a stroll along the water at Donner Lake Watersports & Marina, do a tasting at Truckee River Winery, and stroll through Tahoe Donner.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Truckee trip builder app.

Reno to Truckee is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Reno in May: high temperatures in Truckee hover around 62°F and lows are around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Incline Village, Tahoe City, Crystal Bay, Olympic Valley, Homewood
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KidZone Museum ©
KidZone Museum
Donner Pass ©
Donner Pass
Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge ©
Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge

20
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lakeside Beach and Baldwin Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from South Lake Tahoe: Secret Cove Beach (in Incline Village), Spooner Lake (in Glenbrook) and Meeks Bay Beach (in Tahoma). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Fallen Leaf Lake Trail, shop like a local with Wyland Galleries, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Catholic Church, and look for gifts at Grass Roots Natural Foods.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Stateline, Lake Tahoe (California), Tahoe City, Glenbrook
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Thomas F. Regan Memorial Park ©
Thomas F. Regan Memorial Park

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