43 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

43 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe Area tour itinerary planner

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Truckee
— 22 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 20 nights
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Truckee

— 22 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coyote Moon Golf Course and KidZone Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Truckee: Homewood (Tahoe Maritime Museum, SWA Watersports, &more), Incline Village (Diamond Peak Ski & Snowboard School, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, &more) and Tahoe City (Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, Alpine Meadows, &more). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Donner Pass, grab your bike and head to Truckee River Bike Trail, get great views at Stateline Fire Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Truckee River Legacy Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Truckee trip itinerary planner.

Reno to Truckee is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Reno in May; daily highs in Truckee reach 62°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 20 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lakeside Beach and Rubicon Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from South Lake Tahoe: Spooner Lake (in Glenbrook), Secret Cove Beach (in Incline Village) and Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (in Tahoe City). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Thomas F. Regan Memorial Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Theresa Catholic Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum.

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 · Beaches

Side Trips