- USD:US Dollar
- Flight duration:
- 10 hours from Gatwick
- GMT -5
WHEN TO GO
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.
Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Las Vegas.
TEMPERATURE (°C)RAINFALL (mm)
Health & 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 www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa/health
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, otherwise you’ll be refused entry. You can register through the ESTA website – applications currently cost $14. 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 www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa/entry-requirements
For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/