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: Incline Village (Diamond Peak Ski & Snowboard School, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, &more), Homewood (Tahoe Maritime Museum, SWA Watersports, &more) and Tahoe City (Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, Alpine Meadows, &more). There's much more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Donner Lake Watersports & Marina, take in the views from Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, 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 · 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 Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from South Lake Tahoe: Secret Cove Beach (in Incline Village), Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (in Tahoe City) and Spooner Lake (in Glenbrook). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Grass Roots Natural Foods, trek along Rubicon Trail, experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm, and see the interesting displays at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe route planner.

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips