8 days in Las Vegas, Laguna Beach & Palm Springs Itinerary

8 days in Las Vegas, Laguna Beach & Palm Springs Itinerary

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8 days in Las Vegas, Laguna Beach & Palm Springs Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Denver

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Neon Museum and Valley of Fire State Park. Let the collections at Titanic and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Las Vegas Downtown, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary builder website .

Denver to Las Vegas is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 56°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas Downtown ©
Las Vegas Downtown
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

1
night
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. On the 25th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Main Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laguna Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Laguna Beach journey builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Laguna Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Laguna Beach reach 66°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mission San Juan Capistrano
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Main Beach ©
Main Beach

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nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Indian Canyons and El Paseo Shopping District. Get in touch with nature at Joshua Tree National Park and Classic Club Golf. Change things up with these side-trips from Palm Springs: CODA Gallery (in Palm Desert) and Old Schoolhouse Museum (in Twentynine Palms). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum and take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs day trip planning website .

You can drive from Laguna Beach to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Palm Springs sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Desert, Old Schoolhouse Museum, Cabot's Pueblo Museum
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Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

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