12 days in Denver, Las Vegas & Salt Flat Itinerary

12 days in Denver, Las Vegas & Salt Flat Itinerary

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12 days in Denver, Las Vegas & Salt Flat Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Salt Flat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colorado Model Railroad Museum and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. You'll explore and learn at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Many Parks Curve Overlook), Humane Society of Boulder Valley (in Boulder) and The Beach at Grand Lake (in Grand Lake). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and take in the exciting artwork at American Museum of Western Art.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip planning site .

Charlotte to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Charlotte to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in June, expect Denver to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Humane Society of Boulder Valley, The Beach at Grand Lake, Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Mob Museum and The Strip. You'll explore and learn at The Neon Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. Venture out of the city with trips to Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Before you visit Las Vegas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 103°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Flat.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Salt Flat

Salt Flat ©
Salt Flat is a ghost town in northeastern Hudspeth County, Texas, United States. Get outdoors at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Flat: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Big Room & King's Palace) and Frijole Ranch (in Guadalupe Mountains National Park). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salt Flat trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Salt Flat. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Flat is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in Salt Flat at 90°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Flat

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Frijole Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Guadalupe Mountains National Park ©
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

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