8 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

8 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Truckee
— 4 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lakeside Beach and Baldwin Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Ski Butlers South Lake Tahoe and Adventure Mountain. The adventure continues: hit the best photo ops around with Tahoe Photographic Tours, trek along Angora Lakes Climb, fly down the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rabe Meadows.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe visit planner.

Dallas to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Visiting Northstar California and Tahoe Donner will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area and Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge. There's much more to do: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, see the world from above with HeliTahoe, and cast your line with Matt Heron Fly Fishing.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Truckee online visit planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in March, and nighttime lows around 23°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

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.