43 days in Las Vegas, Edinburgh & Rome Itinerary

43 days in Las Vegas, Edinburgh & Rome Itinerary

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43 days in Las Vegas, Edinburgh & Rome Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  20​h
1
Las Vegas, United States
— 11 nights
Fly:  17​h
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 13 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 15 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

11
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Henderson (Clark County Heritage Museum & Green Valley Range). And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

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. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In May, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Henderson, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

13
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & Glasgow Tigers Speedway) and Embleton Bay (in Embleton). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and have some family-friendly fun at Great Away Days.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Edinburgh by flight takes about 17 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Edinburgh is 8 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Glasgow, Embleton Bay
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Great Away Days ©
Great Away Days
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

15
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Grotte Dell'Arco (in Bellegra) and Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, wander the streets of Trastevere, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome tour planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Rome takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Rome. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in May, with highs in Rome at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli, Grotte Dell'Arco
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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