13 days in New York City, Colorado & Los Angeles Itinerary

13 days in New York City, Colorado & Los Angeles Itinerary

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13 days in New York City, Colorado & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Bus:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Denver
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Manchester

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City attractions planning app .

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in April, with highs in New York City at 19°C and lows at 9°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
On the 27th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then look for gifts at Tattered Cover Bookstore, and then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Denver journey website .

Getting from New York City to Denver by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Denver. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax ©
Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, and then explore and take pictures at Colorado College.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs day trip planner.

Take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Colorado College ©
Colorado College

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip app .

Fly from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Colorado Springs in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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