8 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

8 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe (California) travel route planner

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Olympic Valley
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South Lake Tahoe
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Olympic Valley

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Olympic Valley online day trip planner.

San Francisco to Olympic Valley is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. When traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Olympic Valley: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 18°F at night. You'll set off for South Lake Tahoe on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

South Lake Tahoe

— 7 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.
Bring the kids along to Emerald Bay State Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Escape the urban bustle at Heavenly Mountain Resort and Jobs Peak. You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Lake Tahoe: Chollar Mansion (in Virginia City) and Carson City (Spooner Lake Cross Country & Nevada State Museum). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, stroll through Adventure Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, and soothe aching muscles at Lake Tahoe Yoga.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Olympic Valley to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 22°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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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.