8 days in South Lake Tahoe & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in South Lake Tahoe & San Francisco Itinerary

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8 days in South Lake Tahoe & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Logan
Drive:  11​h
1
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Salt Lake City

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rubicon Trail as well as Lakeside Beach. Step out of the city life by going to El Dorado Beach and Kiva Beach. Bring the kids along to Baldwin Beach and Speed Boats Tours. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach, steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, take in the awesome beauty at Jobs Peak, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planner.

Logan to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, South Lake Tahoe is slightly colder than Logan - with highs of 82°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then trek along Lands End. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End

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