6 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

6 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe Area trip itinerary planner

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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Truckee
— 2 nights
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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.
Bring the kids along to Emerald Bay State Park and Vikingsholm. The adventure continues: hit the best photo ops around with Tahoe Photographic Tours, take an unforgettable tour with Tahoe Helicopters, 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 3.5-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

Truckee

— 2 nights
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 fly back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips