6 days in San Francisco & Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

6 days in San Francisco & Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

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6 days in San Francisco & Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Dallas

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. Visiting Fort Funston National Park and Alcatraz Island will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Napa (Hendry Ranch Wines & Wine Tours & Tastings). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route builder site .

Dallas to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to San Francisco. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Napa
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt. Tallac Trail, Lake Tahoe Balloons and Tahoe Cruises. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get interesting insight from Lake Tahoe Balloons, then stroll through Mt. Tallac Trail, and then get a new perspective on things with Tahoe Cruises.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in South Lake Tahoe hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Lake Tahoe Balloons ©
Lake Tahoe Balloons
Mt. Tallac Trail ©
Mt. Tallac Trail

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