5 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

5 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe Area journey planner

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Truckee
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Truckee

— 1 night
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): play a few rounds at Coyote Moon Golf Course, admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, and then visit Historic Downtown Truckee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): trek along Tahoe Meadows Trail, then stroll through Sand Harbor, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, and finally play a few rounds at Kings Beach Miniature Golf.

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San Francisco to Truckee is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for little chillier days in Truckee, with highs around 50°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Emerald Bay State Park and Tallac Historic Site will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Inspiration Point Vista, relax and rejuvenate at Lake Tahoe Yoga, fly down the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort, and step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm.

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Traveling by car from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips