37 days in Reno, Las Vegas & Great Basin National Park Itinerary

37 days in Reno, Las Vegas & Great Basin National Park Itinerary

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37 days in Reno, Las Vegas & Great Basin National Park Itinerary

Start: Reno
1
Reno
— 14 nights
2
Las Vegas
— 14 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Great Basin National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Reno

14
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Indian Valley Museum and Plumas County Museum. National Automobile Museum and Empire Mine State Historic Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Reno side-trips: Western Pacific Railroad Museum (in Portola), Donner Summit Historical Museum (in Norden) and Truckee (Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, Eagle Ridge Snowmobile Outfitters, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Churchill County Museum & Archives, explore the landscape on two wheels at Foresthill Divide, contemplate the long history of Fort Churchill State Historic Park, and learn about winemaking at Narrowgate Vineyards.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Reno trip itinerary maker website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Reno. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Reno

Museums Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe, Virginia City, Truckee, Carson City, Placerville
Highlights from your plan
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
Empire Mine State Historic Park ©
Empire Mine State Historic Park

14
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.
Get outdoors at Valley of Fire State Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Get some cultural insight at Titanic and Pinball Hall of Fame. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Searchlight Historical Museum (in Searchlight), Tom Devlin's Monster Museum (in Boulder City) and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring the stark beauty of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, get engrossed in the history at Virgin Valley Heritage Museum, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Gold Butte National Monument, and view the masterpieces at Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Reno to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reno in January, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 59°F and 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pahrump, Mesquite, Overton, Shoshone, Henderson
Highlights from your plan
Titanic ©
Titanic
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

8
nights
Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park ©
Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lincoln County Museum and McGill Drugstore Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at White Pine Public Museum and Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park. Get out of town with these interesting Great Basin National Park side-trips: Cathedral Gorge State Park (in Panaca), Ely (Garnet Hill, Ely Renaissance Village, & more) and Pioche (Boot Hill Cemetery, Thompson Opera House, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Wheeler Peak, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bristlecone Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Lehman Caves, and look for all kinds of wild species at Baker Creek Loop Trail.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Great Basin National Park trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Great Basin National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you will find days in Great Basin National Park are little chillier (40°F), and nights are much colder (11°F). On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ely, Pioche, Baker, Cathedral Gorge State Park, McGill Drugstore Museum
Highlights from your plan
Wheeler Peak ©
Wheeler Peak
Lehman Caves ©
Lehman Caves
Teresa Lake ©
Teresa Lake

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