8 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

8 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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8 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Truckee
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: New York City

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

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.
On the 24th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, admire all the interesting features of Inspiration Point Vista, walk around Valhalla at Lake Tahoe, and contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site.

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New York City to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to South Lake Tahoe due to the time zone difference. In November, South Lake Tahoe is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 52°F and lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Inspiration Point Vista
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

3
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 26th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Northstar California. On the 27th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Squaw Valley Ski Area. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, and take a stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Truckee trip maker app .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Truckee are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Squaw Valley Ski Area
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Northstar California ©
Northstar California
Tahoe Donner Cross Country ©
Tahoe Donner Cross Country

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