16 days in Death Valley National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

16 days in Death Valley National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

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16 days in Death Valley National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 13 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll through Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and then take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, see the interesting displays at Goldwell Open Air Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Titus Canyon.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker.

Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and bus. In July, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 45°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Goldwell Open Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

13
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Crystal Cove and El Matador State Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mission San Juan Capistrano and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Meditation Mount (in Ojai), Main Beach (in Laguna Beach) and Malibu (The Getty Villa, Zuma Beach, & more). Dedicate the 9th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, stroll through Hermosa Beach Pier, take in the waterfront at San Clemente Pier, and fly down the slopes at Big Bear Lake.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, San Clemente, Ventura, Camarillo, Laguna Beach
Highlights from your plan
Main Beach ©
Main Beach
Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach
San Clemente State Beach ©
San Clemente State Beach

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