6 days in Lake Tahoe (California), San Francisco Bay Area & Redwood National Park Itinerary

6 days in Lake Tahoe (California), San Francisco Bay Area & Redwood National Park Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 day
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Redwood National Park
— 1 night


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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Lake Tahoe Yoga, then step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, and then hit the best photo ops around with Tahoe Photographic Tours.

Before you visit South Lake Tahoe, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In September, South Lake Tahoe is a bit cooler than Salt Lake City - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip app.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Redwood National Park travel planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Redwood National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get a bit cooler in Redwood National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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.