8 days in Nevada Itinerary

8 days in Nevada Itinerary

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8 days in Nevada Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  4​h
1
Reno
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Great Basin National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pioche
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
End: Las Vegas

1
night
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum and then explore and take pictures at Greater Nevada Field - Reno Aces & Reno 1868 FC. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor, examine the collection at Warren Engine Co. No. 1 Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Nevada State Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Reno online journey builder .

Las Vegas to Reno is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in Reno reach 74°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Reno

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carson City, Sand Harbor
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National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Nevada State Museum ©
Nevada State Museum

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Sun), walk around Great Basin National Park, then stroll through Alpine Lakes Loop, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lehman Caves, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bristlecone Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Teresa Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wheeler Peak, and then stroll through Baker Lake Trail.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Great Basin National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reno to Great Basin National Park. Traveling from Reno in May, expect Great Basin National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Pioche.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Basin National Park
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Lehman Caves ©
Lehman Caves
Wheeler Peak ©
Wheeler Peak
Teresa Lake ©
Teresa Lake

1
night
Pioche

Pioche ©
Pioche is an unincorporated town in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States, about northeast of Las Vegas. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Thompson Opera House, examine the collection at Lincoln County Museum, stroll the grounds of Boot Hill Cemetery, then make a trip to Miller's Point, and finally admire the majestic nature at Cathedral Gorge State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pioche online vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Great Basin National Park to Pioche with the Route module. Traveling from Great Basin National Park to Pioche, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Pioche when traveling from Great Basin National Park in May, with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Pioche

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cathedral Gorge State Park
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Cathedral Gorge State Park ©
Cathedral Gorge State Park
Lincoln County Museum ©
Lincoln County Museum
Thompson Opera House ©
Thompson Opera House

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.
The Mob Museum and Counts Kustoms will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Strip and try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planning site .

You can drive from Pioche to Las Vegas in 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pioche to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pioche in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are much hotter (64°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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