17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Winter Park Resort and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. When in Denver, make a side trip to see Keystone Ski Area in Keystone, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Union Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Denver day trip app .

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: highs in Denver hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone Ski Area, Winter Park Resort, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
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Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Shoshone Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Pahrump Valley Museum (in Pahrump). Spend the 5th (Fri) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route planner.

You can fly from Denver to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in April; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 80°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Pahrump Valley Museum, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Willow Beach, Shoshone Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©

5
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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and examine the collection at Museum of Tolerance.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and then take in breathtaking views at Three Mile Wash. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, and then examine the collection at Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Phoenix in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Phoenix is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 88°F and lows of 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Three Mile Wash, Main Street Arts District
Highlights from your plan
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

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