8 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

8 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

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Truckee
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee and then admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tompkins Memorial Trail, kick back and relax at Sand Harbor, and then explore the activities along Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Truckee tour builder website.

New York City to Truckee is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for little chillier days in Truckee, with highs around 72°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, try to win big at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Tallac Trail, and hit the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips