6 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Nevada & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

6 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Nevada & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Basin National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Panaca
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Carson City
— 1 night
Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to Newark

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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 8th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center.

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Newark to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Newark in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Great Basin National Park.
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Great Basin National Park — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): Head underground at Lehman Caves, hike along Alpine Lakes Loop, and then hike along Bristlecone Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Great Basin National Park vacation builder app.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Basin National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Great Basin National Park are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Panaca.
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Panaca

Panaca is an unincorporated town in eastern Lincoln County, Nevada, United States, on State Route 319, about 1 mile (1.6 km) east of U.S. Route 93, near the border with Utah. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Cathedral Gorge State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Panaca day trip planning site.

You can drive from Great Basin National Park to Panaca in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Great Basin National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Panaca, with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally get great views at Dante's View.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Panaca to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In October, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer than Panaca - with highs of 79°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carson City.
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Carson City — 1 night

Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the US state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Carson City online day trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Carson City in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, Carson City is little chillier than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 69°F and lows of 36°F. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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Nevada travel guide

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Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.
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