Las Vegas Itinerary: Guide to 7 Sinfully Good Days
Adventure awaits. Get ready to soak in the sparkle! Use our Las Vegas Guide to indulge in all the great food, shopping, spa time, and over-the-top attractions Sin City has to offer. Our packed, but well-paced Las Vegas 7 day itinerary will help you to hit all the must-see sights. and still get plenty of pampering time.
Our Las Vegas guide will help you navigate the riotous energy of Nevada's favorite 'Strip' by directing you to its most glamorous attractions . You’ll see amazing natural and engineering wonders with day trips to the Grand Canyon, Red Rocks, and the Hoover Dam. You’ll also have time to relax by the pool, hit the spa, and shop by following our Las Vegas itinerary and guide to 7 sinfully good days.
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Las Vegas Itinerary – Day 1
Walk the Strip/Pool Time/Bellagio/High Roller Observation Wheel & LINQ Promenade
A walk up and down the Strip is a must-do activity. Nothing else will introduce you to the scope, scale, and flavor of the city in quite the same way. Most of the action is located in the area between Mandalay Bay and the STRAT (roughly Sunset to Sahara Ave). Explore the huge casinos and their dazzling attractions. If you cannot walk it, try a hop-on hop-off bus tour.
Enjoy some pool time.
Make your way to the spectacular Bellagio. Visit the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Cirque du Soleil Art Gallery, and Fine Art Gallery (all free!). Check out the casino and shops. Then, treat yourself to dinner in one of the Bellagio’s many fine restaurants (Jasmine and Lago overlook the fountains). After dinner, see the Bellagio’s famous fountain show. If you feel like a stroll, walk to the Mirage to see the free Volcano show (nightly between 7 and 11).
Cap off your evening with a walk to the High Roller Observation Wheel. Take a ride for panoramic views of the Strip. Then, stroll the LINQ Promenade and surrounding casinos.
Las Vegas Itinerary – Day 2
Take a day tour to the Grand Canyon. Don’t miss this magnificent natural wonder.
West Rim: Many visitors opt for a visit to the West Rim (about 2.5 hours; 130 miles). Here you will find the Hualapai Tribe’s Skywalk Attraction (not a part of the National Park System). Beginning at around $60, the Skywalk U-shaped glass bridge gives visitors a clear view of canyon floor. Note: no phones or cameras are allowed on the bridge. At this location ziplining, pontoon and helicopter rides are also offered.
South Rim: We recommend a tour to the canyon’s South Rim (about 5 hours; 279 miles). This is a long day, but worth it! In the National Park you can explore the South Rim Village with its historic lodges and studios, and ride a shuttle bus to favorite lookouts. However, the highlight of the day will be the spectacular 1.9-mile section of the Rim Trail that spans from Yavapai Point to the Bright Angel Trailhead. This flat, wide trail offers magnificent views of the canyon that you can linger over at your own pace. The South Rim has history, personality, and views that will wow you.
Las Vegas Itinerary – Day 3
Begin the day by exploring 3 top resorts and their free attractions (Caesars Palace, the Flamingo, and Venetian)/Pool Time/Dinner, Show, & Casino Crawl
Caesars Palace: Head to the middle of the Strip to see this Greek and Roman inspired complex. Begin by walking the Forum Shops lined with impressive replicas of statues of the ancient world. Next, head to the main fountain to watch the Atlantis show (daily shows between 11am and 10pm). Before you go, check out the 50,000-gallon Atlantis Aquarium and cruise the casino.
The Flamingo: Cross the street and walk north to the Flamingo. Poke around the dated pink décor at one of the Strip’s oldest casinos and be transported to an earlier era. Visit the free 15-acre Wildlife Habitat to see flamingos, turtles, fish, and birds.
The Venetian & Palazzo: Walk north to the Venetian/Palazzo resort. Plan to spend a few hours at the Venice, Italy-inspired complex. The resort offers palatial and intricately decorated public spaces. On the ground floor the two hotels and their casinos are linked by a Grand Promenade. On the second floor, under an exquisitely painted sky, great restaurants and shops flank an indoor river with gondoliers giving gondola rides (charge). Don’t miss the free plays performed in the main town square.
Enjoy some pool time and dinner at your resort. Dress for an evening out.
Vegas is legendary for its shows. Whether you are interested in a Cirque du Soleil, magic, showgirls, adult entertainment, comedy, or musical review Las Vegas has it all. Big shows sell out months in advance. We go to the Vegas.com site for an overview of shows and ticket prices. Go to the Tix 4 Tonight kiosks up and down the boulevard for discounted day-of performances.
After the show, stroll the Strip and take in the bright lights. Stop for a drink, dance, or hand of poker wherever you fancy.
Las Vegas Itinerary – Day 4
Red Rock Canyon Tour/Spa or Pool Time/Evening at Freemont St
Take a tour to the nearby Red Rock National Conservation Area. Just a few miles out of Las Vegas, the park lies within the Mojave Desert. This area of natural beauty is highlighted by vividly colored red rock formations, an 800-year-old petroglyph wall, and the tracks of prehistoric mammals and dinosaurs.
This afternoon book some time at a spa or hang out by the pool (and bar!).
Tonight, travel downtown to Freemont Street for a fun party atmosphere. This restored section of ‘Old Vegas’ offers a pedestrian-friendly experience. The area has nightly free concerts, light shows, and a ziplining attraction. There are many shops, casinos, bars, and restaurants to enjoy.
Las Vegas Itinerary – Day 5
Mandalay Bay Aquarium and Pool. Luxor Attractions, Dinner, and Nightclub
Begin the day at the superb Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium. Walk through tunnels to view hundreds of marine animals swimming around you at this immersive experience. Add-on feeing programs are available. Tickets begin around $29.
Next, head to the Mandalay Beach. The 11-acrc waterpark features sun, sand, a bar and grill, wave pool, and lazy river. On most weekdays, admission to this beautiful facility is free with purchase of a Shark Reef Ticket. Other days, admission is around $18 with add on costs for lockers, lounges, and cabanas.
This evening, use the luxurious and romantic Luxor Resort as your base of operations. If you get there earlier enough visit the well-done ‘Bodies’ or ‘Titanic-Artifact’ exhibitions. Choose one of the resorts many fine restaurants to dine in, followed by an intimate Luxor nightclub.
Las Vegas Itinerary – Day 6
Hoover Dam Tour/Grand Canal Shoppes/Eiffel Tower & Club Crawl
Take a morning tour of the Hoover Dam. A guided tour of the dam will take you into the interior of the structure. Guests learn about the construction and engineering of the dam, and the laborers who built it.
This afternoon, do some serious shopping at the Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes. Have lunch in signature restaurant (Wolfgang Puck, Bouchon, or Buddy V’s).
On your last night do whatever you have been meaning to do, but haven’t. After dinner try a night tour on an open-air bus, go to the Observation Tower at the Top of the Eiffel Tower, or do a club crawl.
Las Vegas Itinerary – Day 7
Shop for souvenirs until your transport to the airport arrives.
Go home and take a week to recover. Cheers! Laura and Randy
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