2 Days in Las Vegas – A Weekend Itinerary of Sightseeing & Activities

Spending the weekend in Las Vegas? See the best of Las Vegas and experience all the highlights with our 2-days in Las Vegas itinerary.

Jam-packed with classic Vegas sights and attractions, this popular 2-day itinerary explores a new area of Las Vegas each day.

You’ll get to do a variety of fun things that highlight the best that Las Vegas has to offer. You’ll spend the first day exploring Downtown Las Vegas and the second day focusing on the Strip.

This weekend itinerary includes:

  • Hop-on Hop-off  Big Bus Sightseeing Tour
  • ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ Sign (free!)
  • The Mob Museum
  • Fremont Street Downtown (free!)
  • Stratosphere Observation Deck
  • Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
  • High Roller Observation Wheel at The LINQ

We’ve also put together a 1 day and 3 day Las Vegas itinerary, – for an amazing and relaxing vacation.

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Pick up a Go Las Vegas® Card and save off combined admission vs paying at the gate.

Remember, this 2 days in Las Vegas itinerary is just one of many ways to experience Sin City.

The Go Las Vegas Card gives you the flexibility to create your own itinerary, so you can choose from dozens of top attractions and create a vacation tailored to your interests.

Day 1 (Downtown Las Vegas)

Big Bus Las Vegas Sightseeing Tour

Big Bus tour LAS (6)This hop-on hop-off bus is the best way to see all the top sights in Las Vegas in one, comprehensive tour.

The bus’ two routes travel to various points of interest along the Strip, Downtown, and beyond. Along the way you’ll be provided with entertaining and educational narration about Las Vegas’ history, culture, and landmarks along the way.

Some highlights along the bus routes include the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” sign, the Golden Nugget, and Fremont Street. Plus, you’ll get to see legendary hotels and casinos, Miracle Mile, the malls, museum, monuments, and more along the way.

You can use the bus tour to get around to the next stops on this itinerary, although be aware that you will be dealing with the same traffic as you would while driving yourself.

Getting In: Big Bus Las Vegas Hop-On Hop-Off Day Tour tickets are included on the Go Las Vegas Card All-Inclusive Pass.

The ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ Sign (free!)

Big Bus tour LAS (1)Catch the first bus on the Strip Route in the morning and ride out to the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” sign and hop off for a quick photo op.

The historic sign serves as a relic of Las Vegas’ neon sign history and was designed in 1959 by Betty Willis of the Western Neon Company.

Strip Route buses run about every 30 minutes, so be ready to hop on the next bus when it arrives!

Getting in: The sign is free and open to the public.Use your Big Bus Las Vegas Hop-On Hop-Off Day Tour tickets on the Go Las Vegas Card All-Inclusive Pass for a convenient way to get there.

The Mob Museum

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Hop back on the next bus and continue your ride until the last stop where you can switch routes and hop on the Downtown Route. Pay attention to the layout of the Strip as you ride along the first route, you’ll be exploring the sights you’ll see along the Strip the next day! Once you’re on the Downtown Route, The Mob Museum stop is the fourth stop and drops you off right at the main entrance.

Head inside The Mob Museum for an interactive and entertaining account of true stories from a very critical part of Las Vegas’ past–the Mob that built the city.

You’ll learn about the notorious battle between the Mob and the law enforcement that sought to stop their activities. Hear both sides of the story brought to life with multi-sensory, immersive exhibits and exclusive insights from some of the key players.

Getting in: The Mob Museum tickets are included on the Go Las Vegas Card All-Inclusive Pass.

Fremont Street Downtown (free!)

By Antoine Taveneaux (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Antoine Taveneaux (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Walk over to Fremont Street, a five-block entertainment destination in historic Downtown Las Vegas lined with shops, famous hotels and casinos, activities, and more. Look up to see the Fremont Street Experience’s Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen featuring free light shows and more.

If you’re looking to eat dinner while you’re here, downtown Las Vegas, and particularly Fremont East, has become a bit of a foodie destination in the past few years, so there are tons of options for any appetite.

Getting in: The Fremont Street Experience is free to visitors.

Day 2 (The Strip)

The Stratosphere Observation Deck

Stratosphere-Observation-Deck-1Head up the Stratosphere Observation Deck — the tallest freestanding observation deck in the United States and a Las Vegas icon — for 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip, the Valley, and beyond.

You’ll have access to both indoor and outdoor decks and can take a look at the sights and identify landmarks with the Stratosphere’s helpful viewfinders.

Getting in: Stratosphere Observation Deck Las Vegas tickets are included on the Go Las Vegas Card All-Inclusive Pass.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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Don’t leave without working a few celebrity sightings into your Las Vegas itinerary.

Head to Madame Tussauds for an interactive and entertaining experience with all your favorite movie stars, athletes, celebrities, and more.

Pose with Lady GaGa for the paparazzi, relive a crazy Vegas night with Bradley Cooper, sing on stage for Simon Cowell, and fight crime alongside Nick Fury.

Touching and interacting with the wax statues is highly encouraged with props that visitors can use for unforgettable (and highly believable) photos.

Getting In: Madame Tussauds Las Vegas tickets are included on the Go Las Vegas Card All-Inclusive Pass.

High Roller Observation Wheel at The LINQ

The High Roller large observation in Las Vegas is fun for the whole family.

Take an early afternoon spin on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, at 550-feet above ground, for a 30-minute ride with stunning, 360-degree views of iconic sights along the Las Vegas Strip and beyond.

If you want to toast to your trip to Vegas, grab a drink from the High Roller’s wheelhouse bar before getting in your observation pod.

When you’re done with your ride aboard the High Roller, be sure to check out the LINQ shopping and entertainment district. It’s a great place for souvenirs, or for lunch.

Insider tip: Head to the right side of the observation cabin for the best views.

Please note: The Go Las Vegas Explorer Pass is only valid 11:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Getting In: Las Vegas High Roller tickets are included on the Go Las Vegas Card All-Inclusive Pass.

Let’s Recap

This 2 days in Las Vegas itinerary is just one of the many itineraries you could follow with a Go Las Vegas Card All-Inclusive Pass and includes a variety of activities and attractions, plus some of the best things to do in Las Vegas other than gambling.

If you visit each of the stops in this Las Vegas itinerary, you can save up to 60% off combined admission prices with a Go Las Vegas Card All-Inclusive Pass or Explorer Pass.

The pass offers flexibility to pick attractions you want to visit from over 10 choices, making it the perfect way to explore Las Vegas for any length of stay.
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