5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Tracy
Drive:  3​h
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Tracy

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sand Harbor and Magic Carpet Golf. On the 18th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, relax and rejuvenate at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and contemplate the long history of Vikingsholm.

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Tracy to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Tracy in December, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be colder, around 19°F, while days are slightly colder, around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Sand Harbor, Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Sand Harbor
Sand Harbor
Magic Carpet Golf ©
Magic Carpet Golf

2
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Truckee

Truckee
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Northstar California. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Diamond Peak Ski Resort and then get curious at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center.

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Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in December, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

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Incline Village
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Northstar California
Northstar California
Diamond Peak Ski Resort
Diamond Peak Ski Resort

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