5 days in Carson City & Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

5 days in Carson City & Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

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Carson City
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Truckee
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Carson City

Carson City ©
Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the US state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Nevada State Railroad Museum, try to win big at The Delta Saloon, then see the interesting displays at The Washoe Club Haunted Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Fourth Ward School Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Chollar Mansion.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carson City vacation builder.

Dallas to Carson City is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Dallas to Carson City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Carson City, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in Carson City

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites

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Nevada State Railroad Museum ©
Nevada State Railroad Museum
Fourth Ward School Museum ©
Fourth Ward School Museum
The Washoe Club Haunted Museum ©
The Washoe Club Haunted Museum

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Tahoe, then get interesting insight from Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with HeliTahoe, take an in-depth tour of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, then wander the streets of Historic Downtown Truckee, and finally snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Truckee trip planner.

You can drive from Carson City to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Carson City in September, expect Truckee to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks ©
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
HeliTahoe ©
HeliTahoe

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