5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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Truckee
— 1 day
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum and then take a stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Truckee online journey builder.

New York City to Truckee is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Truckee: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

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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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with Tahoe Photographic Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable drive along Inspiration Point Vista, and see the world from above with Tahoe Helicopters.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe holiday planner.

Getting from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.