11 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  9​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h
3
Canon City
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
5
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: New York City

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Watts Towers. Change things up with a short trip to Manhattan Beach in Manhattan Beach (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach and explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning site .

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Neon Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 101°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

1
day
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Canon City road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Canon City in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Canon City at 89°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 23rd (Thu), make a trip to Olympic Training Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Canon City in August, with highs in Colorado Springs at 83°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Union Station and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Denver sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Shopping Museums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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