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

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

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New York City
— 6 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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New York City — 6 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Family-friendly places like Central Park and Jacob Riis Park will thrill your kids. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Rockaway Beach (in Far Rockaway), Lido Beach (Nickerson Beach Park & Lido Beach) and Point Lookout Beach (in Point Lookout). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Lido West Beach, examine the collection at New York Public Library, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and stroll around Brooklyn Bridge Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip planning site.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuwait City to New York City. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, expect nights in New York City to be a bit cooler, around 25°C, while days are colder, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and River Rafting & Tubing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Climbing Tours. It doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Colorado Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Estes Park.
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Estes Park — 3 nights

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Get outdoors at Trail Ridge Road and Photography Tours. Attractions like Horseback Riding Tours and Spas make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Estes Park to go to Rocky Mountain National Park and see Bear Lake, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Estes Park day trip planning site.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Glenwood Springs.
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Glenwood Springs — 2 nights

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area and then hike along Hanging Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs travel route planner.

You can fly from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Estes Park in August: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs — 1 night

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs and then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs vacation app.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 6 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Battleship USS Iowa Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney District, &more), Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary maker website.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, car, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Steamboat Springs to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Steamboat Springs in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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