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Casey Makovich

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

Spending the weekend in Las Vegas? See the best of Sin City 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
  • 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.

Day 1 (Downtown Las Vegas)

Big Bus Las Vegas Sightseeing Tour

This Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour 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.

The 'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' Sign (free!)

Use your pass on the Big Bus tour 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!

The Mob Museum

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 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.

Fremont Street Walking Tour

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. Join on to a Fremont Street Walking Tour and learn the storied background to this cool corner of the city. 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.

Day 2 (The Strip)

The Stratosphere Observation Deck

Head 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.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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.

High Roller Observation Wheel at The LINQ

Take an early afternoon spin on the High Roller, the America'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.

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

Pick up a pass for Las Vegas by Go City® and save on 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. Your pass 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.

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