6 days in Las Vegas & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

6 days in Las Vegas & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Las Vegas & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

Start: Santa Clara
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
End: Santa Clara

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally try to win big at The Mirage. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, enjoy breathtaking views from Grand Canyon Skywalk, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally try your luck at New York New York Casino.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online trip builder .

Santa Clara to Las Vegas is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon Skywalk
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then see a world frozen in time at Ghost Town of Schwab. On the next day, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, and finally don't miss a visit to Ashford Mill Ruins.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park vacation maker .

Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in December, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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