Carson City trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the US state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,274. The majority of the population of the town lives in Eagle Valley, on the eastern edge of the Carson Range, a branch of the Sierra Nevada, about 30mi south of Reno. The town originated as a stopover for California bound emigrants, but developed into a city with the Comstock Lode, a silver strike in the mountains to the northeast. The city has served as the capital of Nevada since statehood in 1864 and for much of its history was a hub for the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, although the tracks were removed in the 1950s. Prior to 1969, Carson City was the county seat of Ormsby County. In 1969, the county was abolished, and its territory merged with Carson City to form the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City. With the consolidation, the city limits today extend west across the Sierra Nevada to the California state line in the middle of Lake Tahoe. Like other independent cities in the United States, it is treated as a county-equivalent for census purposes. Carson City is in Nevada. Use our United States itinerary planner to plan your trip to Carson City and other destinations in United States.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Carson City
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Carson City
Lake Tahoe Semi-Private Photography Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $179
Duration: 8 hours
Wild West Tour from Lake Tahoe with Train Ride BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $65
Duration: 7 hours
Lake Tahoe Circle Tour Including Squaw Valley BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $60
Duration: 7 hours
See all ›
Side trips from Carson City
Hidden gems in Carson City
Museums in Carson City
Kid-friendly things to do in Carson City
Places to visit with Carson City
Recently planned trips to Carson City
8 days in Carson City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Carson City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Carson City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Yosemite National Park, Carson City & San Francisco BY A USER FROM MEXICO March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC February, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Carson City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium