48 days in South Lake Tahoe, San Francisco & Las Vegas Itinerary

48 days in South Lake Tahoe, San Francisco & Las Vegas Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
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San Francisco
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Las Vegas
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Lake Tahoe: Tahoe City (Gatekeeper's Museum, Stateline Lookout, &more), Truckee (Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, Tahoe Donner Cross Country, &more) and Reno Air Racing Association (in Reno). There's still lots to do: get all the equipment you need at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, indulge your thirst for a good beer at South Lake Brewing Company, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jobs Peak, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Catholic Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe travel itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Toronto to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Tahoe Donner Cross Country ©
Tahoe Donner Cross Country
Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals ©
Adventure Mountain ©
Adventure Mountain

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and Sonoma (Sonoma Plaza, Sears Point Racing Experience, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, wander the streets of Union Square, and explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation app.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam) and Green Valley Range (in Henderson). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to The Strip, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas attractions planning site.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in January since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 5°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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