10 days in Las Vegas & Ankeny Itinerary

10 days in Las Vegas & Ankeny Itinerary

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10 days in Las Vegas & Ankeny Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Ankeny
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Des Moines

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website .

Des Moines to Las Vegas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Des Moines in November: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 68°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ankeny.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
Ankeny

Ankeny ©
Ankeny is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ankeny: Grotto of the Redemption (in West Bend), Fun Valley Ski Area (in Montezuma) and Louis Sullivan Jewel Box Bank (in Grinnell). There's still lots to do: stroll through High Trestle Trail, don't miss a visit to Antique Carousel, get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, and gain insight at Iowa Culinary Institute.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ankeny journey planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Ankeny. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Ankeny, ranging from highs of 35°F to lows of 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Ankeny

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Des Moines, Antique Carousel, Grotto of the Redemption, Raccoon River Valley Trail, Guthrie County Historical Village
Highlights from your plan
Grotto of the Redemption ©
Grotto of the Redemption
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Seven Oaks Recreation ©
Seven Oaks Recreation

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