12 days in Denver & Las Vegas Itinerary

12 days in Denver & Las Vegas Itinerary

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12 days in Denver & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Rochester
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: Rochester

3
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at Photography Tours and Gateway Mesa Open Space Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Many Parks Curve Overlook (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail (in Castle Rock). Spend the 23rd (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: glide through natural beauty at Cherry Creek State Park, get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and stop by Dardano's Shoes.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary builder website .

Rochester to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rochester to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Denver when traveling from Rochester in May, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Castle Rock, Many Parks Curve Overlook, Photography Tours, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

8
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Overton (Atlatl Rock & Valley of Fire State Park), Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston) and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring the stark beauty of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Strip, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip website .

Fly from Denver to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in May; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 87°F and lows reach 64°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Overton, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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