8 days in Las Vegas, Great Basin National Park & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

8 days in Las Vegas, Great Basin National Park & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Las Vegas, Great Basin National Park & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Great Basin National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip website .

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Newark - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Boulder City
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bristlecone Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Lehman Caves, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alpine Lakes Loop.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Great Basin National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Great Basin National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Great Basin National Park, ranging from highs of 40°F to lows of 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lehman Caves ©
Lehman Caves
Wheeler Peak ©
Wheeler Peak

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Great Basin National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Great Basin National Park in January, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (58°F), and nights are much warmer (35°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Museums Casinos
Highlights from your plan
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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