Best time to go to Las Vegas

Because Las Vegas is in the centre of a valley in the Mojave Desert, temperatures can reach as high as 40 degrees Celsius in June, July and August. At night, though, you can expect the mercury to drop by around 10 degrees, making exploring the strip much more comfortable after dark. In April, May, October and November, the thermometer hovers within the 20s, while December and January are the coolest months of the year, with an average of 14 degrees Celsius the norm. Rain and cloud is almost unheard of. The city boats a whopping 310 days of sunshine every year, and only 26 days where you’ll need an umbrella.

Passports and Visas

The USA has a visa waiver programme, which lets British tourists visit for up to 90 days without a visa. You must get an authorisation from ESTA – the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation - before you travel, and for a small fee, you can apply through our visa and travel authorisation partner – Sherpa. The US also has specific passport requirements, so it’s a good idea to check that your passport will be accepted. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

You should also be aware that if you have travelled to or have been in Cuba, you may not be eligible for an ESTA visa waiver and may need to apply for a US visa.

Don't forget to arrange your travel money and insurance before you go.

Health and safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. For the latest health and safety information, visit

Important to note on your return – Carriage of Light Sabers on TUI Airways flights from Melbourne Orlando International Airport. Light Sabers purchased on holiday will be accepted for carriage as hand luggage on your return flight, under the following conditions only:

• They must be disassembled into the component parts (hilt and ‘blade’) prior to travel.
• They must not be removed from any case or carrying device at any point whist in the airport environment (except to permit screening by any airport official agents)
• They must not be, under any circumstances, removed from any case or carrying device onboard the aircraft.
• They must be presented at check in, and not be modified in any way.

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