5 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

5 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

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Truckee
— 1 night
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): visit Historic Downtown Truckee and then immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, kick your exploration up a notch at Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, and then grab your bike and head to Flume Trail.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Truckee trip planner.

New York City to Truckee is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Truckee. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Truckee: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 26°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Nevada Beach Campground, contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, and then take a tour by water with Tahoe Tastings. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rubicon Trail, and then kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip