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Atlanta to Lake Tahoe drive

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  Atlanta
 Nashville
 St. Louis
 Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering
 Omaha
 Cheyenne
 Rock Springs
 Ogden
 Elko
   Lake Tahoe 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   6 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Atlanta to Lake Tahoe road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Atlanta to Lake Tahoe. If you're planning a road trip to Lake Tahoe, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Atlanta and Lake Tahoe. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Atlanta and Lake Tahoe. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Atlanta
drive for about 4 hours

3:04 pm  Nashville
stay overnight at Gaylord Opryland Resort
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Gaylord Opryland Resort
drive for about 5 hours

1:54 pm  St. Louis
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 3:24 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

8:06 pm  eat at Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 9.5 hours

 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Kansas City
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:25 pm  Omaha
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Omaha
drive for about 7 hours

5:01 pm  Cheyenne
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Cheyenne
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:39 pm  Rock Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:39 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:19 pm  Ogden
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 6

9:00 am  leave from Ogden
drive for about 4 hours

1:08 pm  Elko
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:08 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

7:29 pm  arrive in Lake Tahoe
stay at Heavenly

day 6 driving ≈ 9.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Atlanta, Georgia.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.


How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.


Where should I stop along the way?

Nashville  (149 answers)
    Grand Ole Opry  (8 mentions)
    Country Music Hall of Fame  (6 mentions)
    Ryman Auditorium  (6 mentions)
    Centennial Park  (6 mentions)
    The Parthenon  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Nashville:
        Bluebird Cafe
        Opryland Hotel
        Pancake Pantry
        Hattie B's Hot Chicken - 19th Ave
        Peg Leg Porker BBQ
    hotels around Nashville:
        Gaylord Opryland Resort
        The Hermitage Hotel
        Omni Nashville Hotel
    questions about Nashville:
        Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?
        Top of the line hotels in Nashville?
        What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend
        Best Location to Stay
        Hotel by Airport

St. Louis  (62 answers)
    Forest Park  (10 mentions)
    St. Louis Zoo  (6 mentions)
    City Museum  (5 mentions)
    Gateway Arch  (4 mentions)
    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around St. Louis:
        Pappy's Smokehouse
        Ted Drewes
        Iron Barley Eating Establishment
        Pastaria
        Companion
    questions about St. Louis:
        Good St. Louis dines?
        Great lunch places in St Louis
        Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?
        Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?
        What's the best neighborhood in St. Louis for a first time visitor?

Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering  (33 mentions)

Omaha  (17 answers)
    Henry Doorly Zoo  (8 mentions)
    Joslyn Art Museum  (3 mentions)
    Lauritzen Gardens  (2 mentions)
    The Durham Museum  (2 mentions)
    Omaha Children's Museum  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Omaha:
        M's Pub
        Stokes Grill & Bar Wood Fired Foods
        801 Chophouse at The Paxton
        Lo Sole Mio Ristorante
    questions about Omaha:
        Best free things to do in Omaha?
        Dog friendly hotels

Cheyenne  (13 answers)
    questions about Cheyenne:
        Driving from Kennesaw ga to Cheyenne wy
        What are some "must see" places in Cheyenne.

Rock Springs  (2 answers)

Ogden  (3 answers)

Elko  (5 answers)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Lake Tahoe.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.


Where's the best place to stay in Lake Tahoe?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Lake Tahoe.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Heavenly, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Lake Tahoe? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Lake Tahoe?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Emerald Bay  (6 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Lake Tahoe. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Debbie from San Francisco asked:
Non-snow-related things to do in Lake Tahoe  (3 answers)

profile  Liz from Washington asked:
Looking for breweries, hikes and restaurants around Lake Tahoe.  (3 answers)

profile  kym from Raleigh asked:
Best part of Lake Tahoe to stay  (2 answers)

profile  Trevor from Los Angeles asked:
Hotel, inns, or cabin rental recommendations in Lake Tahoe?  (1 answer)

profile  Elaina from asked:
What to see, eat, and do in Lake Tahoe?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Lake Tahoe.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Lake Tahoe to Atlanta drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Atlanta to Lake Tahoe. Or get a full Atlanta to Lake Tahoe flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Atlanta well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Atlanta!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,455 miles
driving time of 36 hours, 30 minutes
Lake Tahoe is 3 hours behind Atlanta
109 Atlanta travel answers
149 Nashville travel answers
62 St. Louis travel answers
17 Omaha travel answers
13 Cheyenne travel answers
2 Rock Springs travel answers
3 Ogden travel answers
5 Elko travel answers
41 Lake Tahoe travel answers





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