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
— 30 nights
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Las Vegas
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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: Reno Air Racing Association (in Reno), Tahoe City (Gatekeeper's Museum, Stateline Lookout, &more) and Truckee (Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, Tahoe Donner Cross Country, &more). 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

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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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 Sonoma (Sonoma Plaza, Sears Point Racing Experience, &more), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville). 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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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: Green Valley Range (in Henderson) and Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). 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