Plan the Best Road Trip from Sacramento to North Lake Tahoe

Sacramento is the sixth most populated city in California. While some people love the city’s fast-paced lifestyle of the city, it’s important to unplug from time to time. Ready to trade in streets lined with skyscrapers for towering pines? Look no further than North Lake Tahoe! It takes less than two hours to drive from Sacramento to North Lake Tahoe, so it’s the ideal destination for a weekend getaway to Northern California! 

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, get your free copy of our North Lake Tahoe Guide. This planning tool contains local insight into the best things to do and places to stay in the Lake Tahoe area!  

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Your Guide to a Sacramento to North Lake Tahoe Road Trip 

Travel Methods 

Travel times from Sacramento to North Lake Tahoe vary depending on the transportation method you choose. For example, it takes just less than two hours to drive, while the flight time between the two cities is 40 minutes. However, you must also account for your time at each airport, which usually takes longer than driving. Plus, you don’t need to rent a car when you drive. Driving is also a more affordable option, so we usually recommend driving! 

View the interactive map below to plan your drive from Sacramento to North Lake Tahoe!  

More Road Trips to North Lake Tahoe 

If you don’t live in Sacramento but still want to plan an easy trip to the Lake Tahoe area, check out a couple more California road trips to our area: 

Things to Do in North Lake Tahoe 

Lake Tahoe is one of the best places to travel in the United States. Summer and winter each offer exciting activities for travelers of all ages and interests. Summer is the most popular time for fun on the lake. From sunbathing or kayaking, there are a lot of ways to soak up the beauty of Lake Tahoe’s crystal-clear waters in the summer. Meanwhile, winter visitors can delight in panoramic views of our area’s beauty from the lifts at local ski resorts. 

Access more information on area activities with the help of our North Lake Tahoe Guide. It’s delivered right to your phone, so you and your shotgun rider can create an itinerary on the drive! 

Book a Stay with Tahoe Moon Properties 

Lodging is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in planning a trip from Sacramento to North Lake Tahoe. If you’re searching for a vacation rental home along the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, look no further than Tahoe Moon Properties. We offer a diverse inventory of North Lake Tahoe rentals in Carnelian BayKings BeachOlympic ValleySquaw ValleyAlpine MeadowsTruckee, and Tahoe City. 

Browse a complete catalog of our rental homes to start planning your trip from Sacramento to North Lake Tahoe!