8 days in New York City, Denver & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in New York City, Denver & Los Angeles Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 2 nights


New York City — 2 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 9th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On your second day here, examine the collection at New York Public Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and finally don't miss a visit to Washington Square Park.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City tour itinerary planner.

Bordeaux, France to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Bordeaux in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Denver.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors
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Denver — 2 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver visit planner.

You can fly from New York City to Denver in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Denver dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then stroll through Santa Monica Bay, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips