5 days in Tucson & Las Vegas Itinerary

5 days in Tucson & Las Vegas Itinerary

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5 days in Tucson & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Tucson
1
Tucson
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Tucson

2
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Pima Air & Space Museum. Popular historic sites such as Mission San Xavier del Bac and St. Augustine Cathedral are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch in Picacho (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Tucson Mountain Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Tucson. In May, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Tucson

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch
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Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch ©
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tucson to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

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