9 days in Las Vegas, Death Valley National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

9 days in Las Vegas, Death Valley National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Las Vegas, Death Valley National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Santa Clara
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
End: Santa Clara

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night
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 22nd (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary 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, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off toDeath Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Father Crowley Vista Point and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park road trip planning site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, Death Valley National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 26th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In December, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 45°F and lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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