8 days in Evanston, Tillamook & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 night
Drive to Salt Lake City International Airport, Fly to Portland International Airport, Drive to Tillamook
— 1 night
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Evanston — 1 night

Evanston is a city in and the county seat of Uinta County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get a dose of the wild on North Forty Escapes and then hit the slopes at Backcountry Snowmobiling. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Roundhouse and Railyards, then admire the majestic nature at Bear River State Park, and then see the interesting displays at Uinta County Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Evanston tour itinerary planner.

Rock Springs to Evanston is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tillamook.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

Tillamook — 1 night

The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Tillamook Air Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, and then cruise along Three Capes Scenic Drive.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Tillamook route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Evanston to Tillamook. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Evanston in April: high temperatures in Tillamook hover around 58°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to South Lake Tahoe.
Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): trek along Vikingsholm Hiking Trail, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and then awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then hit the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, and then take in the awesome beauty at Jobs Peak.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe day trip planner.

Fly from Tillamook to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tillamook in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 29°F in South Lake Tahoe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Truckee.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Transportation
Side Trip

Truckee — 3 nights

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 7th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Palisades Tahoe. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa at Squaw Creek, then don't miss a visit to Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Truckee holiday builder site.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Truckee can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Classes · Winter Sports
Side 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.