8 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

8 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe Area travel route planner

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Make it your trip
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Truckee
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
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Truckee

— 2 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Explore Truckee's surroundings by going to Incline Village (Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park & Sand Harbor). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, see the world from above with HeliTahoe, snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, and take a stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Truckee online itinerary planner.

New York City to Truckee is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from New York City to Truckee, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Truckee, with highs around 50°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 5 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, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Tahoe Photographic Tours, try to win big at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary site.

Getting from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips