8 days in South Lake Tahoe & Napa Valley Itinerary

8 days in South Lake Tahoe & Napa Valley Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Napa
— 3 nights

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from South Lake Tahoe: Northstar California (in Truckee), Reno (Sierra Water Gardens, National Automobile Museum, &more) and Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory (in New Washoe City). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, hit the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, tour the pleasant surroundings at Adventure Mountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Catholic Church.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planner.

Detroit to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Detroit to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in December, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are a bit warmer (45°F), and nights are slightly colder (19°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Photography Tour
Tahoe Photographic Tours
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Castle
Vikingsholm
4.6

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Napa

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: Sterling Vineyards (in Calistoga) and Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen). Dedicate the 19th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, soar above the sights with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Napa trip builder site.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Napa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December; daily highs in Napa reach 59°F and lows reach 35°F. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Mumm Napa
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Winery / Vineyard
Benziger Family Winery
4.5

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