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Boise to Lake Tahoe drive

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  Boise
 McDermitt
 Winnemucca
 Lovelock
 Fallon
 Reno
   Lake Tahoe 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Boise to Lake Tahoe road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Boise 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 Boise and Lake Tahoe. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Boise 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

11:00 am  start in Boise
drive for about 3 hours

1:47 pm  McDermitt
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:47 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:56 pm  Winnemucca
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Winnemucca
drive for about 1 hour

11:03 am  Lovelock
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:03 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:14 pm  Fallon
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:14 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:21 pm  Reno
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:21 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:34 pm  arrive in Lake Tahoe
stay at Heavenly

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Boise, Idaho.

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?

McDermitt

Winnemucca  (3 answers)

Lovelock

Fallon

Reno  (30 answers)
    Truckee River  (2 mentions)
    Peppermill Resort Spa Casino  (2 mentions)
    questions about Reno:
        What's the best neighborhood in Reno for a first time visitor?
        Dog-friendly hotels in Reno?


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 Boise 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 Boise to Lake Tahoe. Or get a full Boise 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 Boise well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Boise!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 479 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 35 minutes
Lake Tahoe is 1 hour behind Boise
24 Boise travel answers
1 McDermitt travel answer
3 Winnemucca travel answers
1 Fallon travel answer
30 Reno travel answers
41 Lake Tahoe travel answers





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