Planning to drive from LA to Vegas? You can choose from one of several routes, depending on the time you have.

The shortest route, via I-15 through Baker runs between Death Valley National Park and the Mojave National Preserve. 

The route takes you past quirky Route 66 roadside attractions, ghost towns, and the oasis at the strangely-named Zzzyx Road. 

If you have more time, consider driving I-210 east to Joshua Tree National Park first and then drive north to Vegas through the Mojave National Preserve. 

The route takes in two of California's epic desert parks, with the opportunity for hiking, rock scrambling, and climbing. 

On yet another route, backtrack to Santa Monica and explore Route 66 in California before cutting across the Mojave National Preserve to Vegas.  

Along with roadside Americana, old train stations, and ghost towns, you can also hike up to the top of a young volcanic crater. 

With more time, consider a longer route that detours a bit north to Lone Pine.

On this route, you can experience the majesty of the southern portions of the Sierra Nevada, including Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48. 

Then head into Death Valley National Park, where you can even explore the lesser-visited western attractions if you have the time...

...before exploring the main attractions in the heart of Death Valley, such as Zabriskie Point and Badwater Basin. 

From the eastern border of Death Valley National Park, it's less than two hours to Las Vegas.  

Which route will you take from LA to Vegas? Swipe up to plan your LA-Las Vegas road trip!!!