22 days in San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe & Truckee Itinerary

22 days in San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe & Truckee Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
3
Truckee
— 16 nights

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In December, daytime highs in San Francisco are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
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.
Take a break from South Lake Tahoe with a short trip to Sonora Pass in Dardanelle, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heavenly Mountain Resort, try to win big at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and contemplate the long history of Vikingsholm.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are a bit cooler (8°C), and nights are colder (-8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Sonora Pass, Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Highlights from your plan
Heavenly Mountain Resort ©
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals ©

16
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Truckee side-trips: Empire Mine State Historic Park (in Grass Valley), West Coast Falconry (in Marysville) and Tahoe City (Alpine Meadows & Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, see the winter wonderland with Sugar Bowl Resort, walk around Truckee Bike Park, and hit the slopes at Northstar California.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Truckee holiday planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Truckee, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Incline Village, Kings Beach, Homewood, Norden
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
Tahoe Donner Cross Country ©
Tahoe Donner Cross Country
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner

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