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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
car:  15​h 30​min
End: Santa Clara

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. Visiting Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Valley of Fire State Park will get you outdoors. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Grand Canyon Skywalk in Hualapai Reservation, about 2h 15 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Strip, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

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. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Casinos

Side Trips

Grand Canyon Skywalk, Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 25th (Tue), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park day trip planning site .

You can 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. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Las Vegas in December since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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