5 days in Lake Tahoe Area & San Francisco Itinerary

5 days in Lake Tahoe Area & San Francisco Itinerary

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5 days in Lake Tahoe Area & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Incline Village
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
End: New York City

1
day
Incline Village

Incline Village ©
Incline Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Sand Harbor has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Incline Village road trip planner .

New York City to Incline Village is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Incline Village is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, Incline Village is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Incline Village

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Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park ©
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park

1
night
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've now added Glen Alpine Falls to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Alpine Falls.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Incline Village to South Lake Tahoe takes an hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Incline Village in August; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 81°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature

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Emerald Bay State Park
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Glen Alpine Falls ©
Glen Alpine Falls

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ghirardelli Square, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are a bit warmer (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Ghirardelli Square ©
Ghirardelli Square

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