5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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Fly
1
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Truckee
— 2 nights
Fly

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2
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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do sightseeing your way with Tahoe Photographic Tours, cruise along Inspiration Point Vista, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary website.

New York City to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to South Lake Tahoe due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
nights
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, get interesting insight from Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, then take an in-depth tour of Gatekeeper's Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Truckee travel route website.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October since evenings lows in Truckee dip to 26°F. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
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.