9 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

9 days in Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Tahoe Area itinerary planner
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Truckee
— 3 nights
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Tahoe City
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Truckee — 3 nights

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Tahoe Whitewater Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Basin Recreation Area and Golf Club at Whitehawk Ranch. Visiting Burnt Cedar Beach and Incline Beach will get you outdoors. When in Truckee, make a side trip to see Sand Harbor in Incline Village, approximately Incline Village away. There's more to do: wander the streets of Historic Downtown Truckee.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Truckee trip itinerary builder site.

Reno to Truckee is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Reno, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Truckee, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Tahoe City.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Side Trips

Tahoe City — 2 nights

Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. You've now added Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Secret Cove Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Bowers Mansion Regional Park, then examine the collection at Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Comstock Firemen's Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Silver State National Peace Officers Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tahoe City trip itinerary builder site.

Tahoe City is just a short distance from Truckee. In July, daytime highs in Tahoe City are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lakeside Beach and Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. We've included these beaches for you: Nevada Beach Campground and Baldwin Beach. When in South Lake Tahoe, make a side trip to see Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport, approximately Bridgeport away. It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park.

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Getting from Tahoe City to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tahoe City in July since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips