8 days in San Francisco & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California holiday planner

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Olympic Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Francisco Bay and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at Fort Point, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Lands End ©
Lands End
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
Olympic Valley

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Granite Chief, thentrek along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Olympic Valley trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Olympic Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Olympic Valley, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): trek along Mt. Tallac Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lakeside Beach, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Falls Trail.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can drive from Olympic Valley to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Olympic Valley in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 46°F in South Lake Tahoe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Eagle Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach

Similar Plans

9 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM MEXICO June, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 9 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Lake Tahoe (California) BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular sights Preferences: July, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Yosemite National Park, San Francisco & Big Sur BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: May, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in San Francisco, Brookings & Portland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular sights Preferences: June, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Lake Tahoe (California) BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular sights Preferences: July, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular sights Preferences: August, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular sights Preferences: July, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans