15 days in Nevada Itinerary

15 days in Nevada Itinerary

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15 days in Nevada Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Laughlin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mesquite
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Baker
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Reno
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Richmond

6
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Machine Guns Vegas. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, enjoy some diversion at The Range 702, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online visit planner .

Richmond to Las Vegas is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Richmond in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 82°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Laughlin.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Shopping Museums
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Machine Guns Vegas ©
Machine Guns Vegas
Food Tours

1
night
Laughlin

Laughlin ©
Laughlin is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada, United States, and a port located on the Colorado River. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Grapevine Canyon, go for a walk through Riverwalk, and then examine the collection at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Laughlin online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Laughlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Laughlin hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mesquite.

Things to do in Laughlin

Parks Nature Museums
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Grapevine Canyon ©
Grapevine Canyon
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Riverwalk ©
Riverwalk

2
nights
Mesquite

Mesquite ©
Mesquite is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, adjacent to the Arizona state line and northeast of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Mouse's Tank, see the interesting displays at Lost City Museum, and then tee off at Wolf Creek Golf Club. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Fire Wave and then immerse yourself in nature at Valley of Fire State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mesquite trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Laughlin to Mesquite in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Laughlin in October: high temperatures in Mesquite hover around 78°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Baker.

Things to do in Mesquite

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Overton
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Wolf Creek Golf Club ©
Wolf Creek Golf Club
Lost City Museum ©
Lost City Museum

2
nights
Baker

Baker ©
Baker is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in White Pine County, Nevada, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): hike along Alpine Lakes Loop, then stroll around Great Basin National Park, then Head underground at Lehman Caves, and finally explore the striking landscape at Lexington Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Baker Creek Loop Trail, then stroll through Baker Lake Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Baker Archaeological Site.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Baker travel route planner .

You can drive from Mesquite to Baker in 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mesquite to Baker. Traveling from Mesquite in October, you will find days in Baker are a bit cooler (65°F), and nights are much colder (30°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reno.

Things to do in Baker

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Great Basin National Park
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Great Basin National Park ©
Great Basin National Park
Lehman Caves ©
Lehman Caves
Lexington Arch ©
Lexington Arch

3
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then look for gifts at Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, and finally admire the majestic nature at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Tahoe Meadows Trail, then stroll through Sand Harbor, then get a new perspective on nature at Nevada State Museum, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Reno Air Racing Association.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Reno trip itinerary website .

Getting from Baker to Reno by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Baker in October, expect Reno to be a bit warmer, temps between 71°F and 41°F. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Reno

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Incline Village, Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, Nevada State Museum
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Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park ©
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
Room Escape Games

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