7 days in Las Vegas, Phoenix & Denver Itinerary

7 days in Las Vegas, Phoenix & Denver Itinerary

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7 days in Las Vegas, Phoenix & Denver Itinerary

Start: Portland
bus + Fly:  9​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Portland

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Portland to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Portland in October, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 82°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 12th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Mesa Arts Center, then have fun and explore at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, then admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, and finally examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix itinerary builder site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Phoenix by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Phoenix is 1 hour. In October, Phoenix is a bit warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Mesa Arts Center
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Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Children’s Museum of Phoenix ©
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Mesa Arts Center ©
Mesa Arts Center

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Denver Union Station. Popular historic sites such as Molly Brown House Museum and Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in October, things will get cooler in Denver: highs are around 67°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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