8 days in Nevada Itinerary

8 days in Nevada Itinerary

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8 days in Nevada Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rachel
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Newark

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary planning website .

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 93°F and lows reach 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rachel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Boulder City
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Rachel

Rachel
Rachel is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States. You've now added Area 51 to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), cruise along Extraterrestrial Highway and then make a trip to Area 51.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rachel road trip planning site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Rachel in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Rachel hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rachel

Outdoors Scenic Drive

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