9 days in Las Vegas & Rapid City Itinerary

9 days in Las Vegas & Rapid City Itinerary

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9 days in Las Vegas & Rapid City Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
Sydney

6
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in February, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are much colder (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip

1
day
Rapid City

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Storybook Island and then meet the residents at Reptile Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rapid City vacation builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to Rapid City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in February; daily highs in Rapid City reach 3°C and lows reach -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Storybook Island
Reptile Gardens

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