14 days in Las Vegas, Yellowstone National Park & Buffalo Itinerary

14 days in Las Vegas, Yellowstone National Park & Buffalo Itinerary

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14 days in Las Vegas, Yellowstone National Park & Buffalo Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app .

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take a memorable drive along Virginia Cascade Drive, and explore and take pictures at Artist Point.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Letchworth State Park (in Castile) and Niagara Falls (St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, Bridal Veil Falls, & more). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and make a trip to Canalside.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Buffalo road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Buffalo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Buffalo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Buffalo to be much hotter, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Letchworth State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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