13 days in Las Vegas & West Coast Itinerary

13 days in Las Vegas & West Coast Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— Few hours

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller. On your second day here, see the world from above with 702 Helicopters and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey planner.

Milwaukee to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Milwaukee to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Milwaukee in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 82°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, then take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally take a pleasant ride with Furnace Creek Stables.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Death Valley National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and trek along Mariposa Grove.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 9th (Fri), cruise along Generals Hwy, then don't miss a visit to Tunnel Log, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): hike along Ryan Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Joshua Tree National Park, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Sin City

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You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You will leave for home on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Las Vegas

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