6 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

6 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Truckee
— 2 nights

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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.
Bring the kids along to Tahoe Photographic Tours and Tallac Historic Site. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, cruise along Inspiration Point Vista, and stop by Grass Roots Natural Foods.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe route maker site.

San Diego to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in November; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 52°F and lows reach 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Tahoe Photographic Tours ©
Tahoe Photographic Tours
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): trek along Tahoe Meadows Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, and finally play a few rounds at Kings Beach Miniature Golf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): whizz through the canopy at Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, take an in-depth tour of Gatekeeper's Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, and finally take a stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Truckee trip planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Truckee can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks ©
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park ©
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park

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