12 days in Boulder City & Las Vegas Itinerary

12 days in Boulder City & Las Vegas Itinerary

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12 days in Boulder City & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Drive:  30​min
1
Boulder City
— 2 nights
Drive:  144​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
End: Las Vegas

2
nights
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then see the interesting displays at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Nelson Ghost Town and then take in the views from Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boulder City holiday planner.

Las Vegas to Boulder City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Boulder City can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Boulder City

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nelson Ghost Town
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Nelson Ghost Town ©
Nelson Ghost Town
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum ©
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas as well as Mirage Volcano. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Get in touch with nature at Valley of Fire State Park and Gondola Rides at the Venetian. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Pahrump (Sanders Family Winery, Pahrump Valley Winery, & more), Overton (Mouse's Tank & Lost City Museum) and Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery (in Mesquite). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel planner.

Las Vegas is just a short distance from Boulder City. In September, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pahrump, Overton, Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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