7 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

7 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe Area planner

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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Truckee
— 3 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lakeside Beach and Round Hill Pines Beach and Marina. Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Rabe Meadows. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Catholic Church, play a few rounds at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, and identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip website.

Boston to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to South Lake Tahoe is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Boston in October since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trips

Truckee

— 3 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 15th (Thu), play a few rounds at Coyote Moon Golf Course, then get curious at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, then grab your bike and head to Flume Trail, and finally hike along Tahoe Meadows Trail. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, then have fun at Commons Beach Park, then take an in-depth tour of Gatekeeper's Museum, and finally examine the collection at Tahoe City Field Station.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Truckee travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, plan for little chillier nights in Truckee, with lows around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips