Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the world, thanks to its dining, shopping and nightlife options, plus world-class shows and attractions. You can even combine a visit to the city with a day trip to the Grand Canyon and tick off this bucket-list must-see.
Here’s how to do all your Las Vegas sightseeing in 3 days…
Las Vegas’ sights and attractions are seriously quirky – you’ll soon realise why this place is referred to as ‘Disneyland for adults’. One minute you’re watching medieval jousting in a whimsical castle, the next you’re riding a gondola through a replica of Venice.
The city’s main sights are spread out across the strip, so the easiest way to get around and ensure you don’t miss out on any attractions is by taking a guided hop-on, hop-off bus tour on your first day. You’ll visit all the must-see Vegas landmarks while getting informative facts and top tips from your guide on how to spend the rest of your trip.
You’ll start at New York New York where you’ll get a taste of the Big Apple and, if you fancy a thrilling start to day, ride a rollercoaster over the Las Vegas skyline. You’ll then make your way down the strip to the other iconic hotels, with stops at the Grecian-themed Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, Circus Circus and Excalibur. On the way, you’ll have the opportunity to shop at the Las Vegas Premium Outlets, visit the oldest casino in the city, the Golden Nugget, and take a spin on the High Roller, the world's tallest Ferris wheel.
Strip Route – Red
Buffets are a must-do in Las Vegas, and there are plenty for you to choose from. These all-you-can-eat events are great value and line up dishes from all over the world to suit even the fussiest of eaters. Bacchanal Buffet in Caesar’s Palace has won the award for ‘best buffet’ several times over and offers over 500 daily dishes. Le Village Buffet in Paris Las Vegas serves dishes from five different regions in France, including savory crepes, French toast and a delicious vanilla bean crème brulee. And, Wicked Spoon buffet inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, is a high-end foodies’ option with imaginative dishes.
After your epic feast, head to the Bellagio Fountains to see the musical display and then hit the bars and casinos of the city. They’re open 24 hours a day so your night (technically) never has to end.
Day Tour – Red Route, Stop: Caesars Palace
After experiencing the bright lights of Sin City, why not spend your second day exploring one of the biggest natural wonders of the world – the Grand Canyon. You can take a day trip there on a luxury coach, passing by the Hoover Dam, Eagle Point and Joshua Tree, and then spend four hours exploring the West Rim of the canyon.
Or, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, opt for a helicopter tour to the canyon. The Mustang Helicopters Grand Canyon Landing Tour includes return hotel transfers, and beverages and snacks on board. You’ll get spectacular Bird’s Eye Views over the Grand Canyon on the approach before the helicopter descends right down to the canyon floor. You’ll enjoy a champagne toast right by the Colorado River before making your way back to the bright lights of the city.
Pick your perfect experience to round-off day 3 in Las Vegas. From rides and interactive games to outlet malls and pool parties, there’s something for everyone.
Bit of a crime documentary fan? You’ll love CSI: The Experience which is an immersive whodunit game. You’ll get to play the role of forensic investigator and work with a team to solve the crime in a state-of-the-art lab.
If you’re visiting Vegas in summer, then you’re in luck – it’s pool party season. Embrace the heat and get involved in these colourful all-day events. There’s the the Grecian-themed, gold and marble Venus Pool Club at Caesars Palace, LGBT Temptation Sundays at the Luxor, and the ultra-cool Daylight pool party in Mandalay Bay.
Never been to Paris, why not try the Eiffel Tower Experience? Ride an elevator to the viewing platform of this half-size replica and enjoy views over Vegas. If you time your visit just right, you’ll get a perfect view of the sunset and the Bellagio Fountain show right next door.
It’s your last day in the city, so treat yourself to some tickets to one of the world-famous shows. Cirque du Soleil put on a different show every day of the week, so you can see more than one on your trip if you fancy. There’s also the Blue Man Group, magicians, comedians, and resident artists to choose from. It’s the perfect way to round of a trip to Las Vegas.
Ready to see what Sin City has to offer? Follow our Las Vegas itinerary tips above and you’ll tick off all the major attractions, visit one of the most famous natural sights in the world, and get the chance to try out some unique activities. And if you've got more time in this energetic city, click here for more itinerary inspiration.