12 days in Las Vegas & Denver Itinerary

12 days in Las Vegas & Denver Itinerary

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12 days in Las Vegas & Denver Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

7
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 a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. For shopping fun, head to The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian or Tom Devlin's Monster Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online road trip planner .

Philadelphia to Las Vegas is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 80°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Tours

Side Trips

Boulder City, Valley of Fire State Park
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

4
nights
Denver

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colorado Model Railroad Museum and Trinity United Methodist Church. Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland), Flatirons (in Boulder) and Breckenridge (Blue River Sports & French Gulch). It doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Maison de Ski.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Denver in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Denver. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, things will get colder in Denver: highs are around 59°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Breckenridge, Flatirons, Carousel of Happiness, Garden of the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing

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