8 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

8 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe Area tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Drive to South Lake Tahoe
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Truckee
— 3 nights
Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport

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South Lake Tahoe

— 4 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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: race across the water with a speed boat tour, indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe day trip app.

Washington to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Truckee

— 3 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 6th (Fri), stroll around Kings Beach State Recreation Area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor, then explore the activities along Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, and finally stroll through Tahoe Meadows Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, have fun at Commons Beach Park, and then browse the exhibits of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Truckee trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Truckee, with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips