By Erika Owen
September 08, 2015

Watching the sun rise in New York City and Los Angeles on the same day may be entirely possible (hello, red eye), but it's safe to say it's not a feat often taken on willingly. If you've ever wondered what the morning rays look like from Banff National Park or Niagra Falls, this video is for you. Vimeo user 3motion put together a timelapse of the sunrise and sunset from more than 40 spots around North America.

Some of the highlighting sites: the Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Rushmore, the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, Tongue Point, Niagra Falls, Keene Lake, the White Mountains, and the Mississippi River. Prepare yourself for the ultimate mental vacation and check out the video above.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.