5 days in Death Valley National Park, Bishop & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

5 days in Death Valley National Park, Bishop & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Death Valley National Park, Bishop & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Bishop
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: San Francisco

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Death Valley National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bishop.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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Bishop

Bishop ©
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for gifts at Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bishop trip itinerary app .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Bishop by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bishop, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bishop

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Kings Canyon National Park
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Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip tool .

Take a bus from Bishop to Yosemite National Park in 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bishop in July: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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