Las Vegas is also called Sin City

Las Vegas is a very popular holiday destination. It is a resort that is famed for bright lights and lively nightlife, but also for family-friendly activities and beautiful landscapes.

That means it has everything that you could possibly want during a holiday trip. Indeed, Vegas is so loaded with things to do that fitting it all in can be tough – especially if you only have a week.

Not to worry though; with the right itinerary you can make sure you sample the best of what the city has to offer in that time. Read on for our guide to how to spend one week in Las Vegas.

First Day

The ideal way to start your week is by taking a tour of the sights. The Big Bus Las Vegas Tour incorporates all of the main attractions while also providing a fun narration outlining what everything is. It will let you get the feel and layout of the city in a relaxing fashion.

In the evening, you should head to the Strip where all of the famous casinos are. From the Bellagio with its glorious water fountains to the opulent Caesars Palace, they can all be found here.

Once you make a choice you can spend the entire evening there, because they are not just casinos. They have restaurants and bars, plus live entertainment in venues like the Garden Arena at the MGM Grand.

You will want to try out the many table games and slots as well though. If you have never played before, sign up at Virgin Games to get some pre-trip experience and check out the handy slots glossary explaining what the different terms mean.

Second Day

During the daytime, why not see the entire city from the top of the High Roller Observation Wheel? It is situated on LINQ Promenade, which also happens to be jammed with great stores and restaurants, so you can grab some lunch and buy a few souvenirs of your trip too.

A visit to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, which is near the Venetian, will make for a memorable afternoon. Then finish off with some gaming and dining at that casino.

Third Day

Las Vegas combines pure fun with more cerebral pleasures and it is time to check out some of those on Day 3. Start with a visit to the Atomic Testing Museum, which details the history of nuclear weapons testing.

Soothe your mind afterwards by heading back to the Strip and exploring the Mandalay Bay Aquarium. It houses hundreds of aquatic creatures and also has a Polar Explorer interactive feature.

Finish the day by lazing on Mandalay Beach before heading back to your hotel for a meal and drinks.

Fourth Day

Day 4 can be spent at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, which is home to some fascinating exhibits. TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition tells the tragic story of that ocean liner, while BODIES explores the wonder of the human system.

You can have your evening meal at one of its many marvelous restaurants, such as Diablo’s Cantina, which specializes in Mexican food. If you like sports and drinks, Public House combines the two.

Fifth Day

The focal point of this day should be Fremont Street. Located downtown, it has all you need for an entire day, but you should start by shopping in the exciting bustle of Fremont Market.

From there, head to its theater district where you can find both stage shows and live concerts. A perfect end to the day will be drifting on to the Bellagio to see its beautiful fountains by night, or the Viva Vision LED light shows.

Sixth Day

You can enjoy a little taste of Europe by visiting the Eiffel Tower Experience. This replicates all of the main attractions of the City of Lights, from that famed tower to L’Arc de Triomphe, the Opera House and the Louvre.

Then for a totally different afternoon vibe, check out the Mob Museum. Found on Stewart Avenue, it tells the story of the historic links between the city and organized crime with technology-based displays that you can interact with.

Seventh Day

The final part of your 7-day stay is the time to head out of the city and explore sights like the Grand Canyon. Rent a car to get you there, as this can be done very cheaply in Las Vegas, although go in the morning to reduce the parking costs.

Going it alone by car is better than taking the bus tour, because you can skip the tourist trap west rim of the canyon in favor of the south rim. It offers much better views and will also give you more peace and quiet.

Follow the itinerary in this guide and you cannot go wrong during your week in Vegas.