15 days in Alexandria, Los Angeles & Denver Itinerary

15 days in Alexandria, Los Angeles & Denver Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Alexandria
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Alexandria is a city and the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota. Get outdoors at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve and Learning Center and Prairie Wetlands Learning Center. Explore Alexandria's surroundings by going to Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie), Itasca State Park (in Lake Itasca) and Glacial Lakes State Park (in Starbuck).

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Alexandria route planner.

Minneapolis to Alexandria is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. In May in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Alexandria

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, Deep Portage Conservation Reserve and Learning Center, Itasca State Park, Glacial Lakes State Park
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Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site ©
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa Monica Pier and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alexandria to Los Angeles. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 75°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Revolver Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

4
nights
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.
Head to Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Images of Rocky Mountain National Parkfor some retail therapy. Visiting Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail and Mount Sanitas Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Castle Rock (Gateway Mesa Open Space Park & Mini Incline), Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs) and Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denver road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in Denver reach 66°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Castle Rock, Estes Park, Boulder, Garden of the Gods, Summit Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

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