23 days in Mesa Verde National Park & Asheville Itinerary

23 days in Mesa Verde National Park & Asheville Itinerary

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23 days in Mesa Verde National Park & Asheville Itinerary

New York City
Drive:  9​h 45​min
Mesa Verde National Park
— 10 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
Asheville
— 12 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
New York City

9
days
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Get some historical perspective at Aztec Ruins National Monument and Balcony House. Get in touch with nature at Valley of the Gods and Fajada Butte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mesa Verde National Park: Four Corners Monument (in Teec Nos Pos), Ute Mountain Tribal Park (in Towaoc) and Bluff (Bluff Fort Historic Site & Comb Ridge). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, trek along Spruce Canyon Trail, tee off at The Hideout Golf Club, and admire the majestic nature at The Edge of the Cedars State Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip maker app .

New York City to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Mesa Verde National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, Mesa Verde National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bluff, Valley of the Gods, The Edge of the Cedars State Park, The Hideout Golf Club, The Anasazi Heritage Center
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Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

12
days
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Escape the urban bustle at Roaring Fork and Laurel Falls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dry Falls and Beer Tastings & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo (in Sevierville), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, Walker Sisters' Cabin, & more) and Gatlinburg (Sugarlands Distilling Company & Sugarland Cellars). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Mingo Falls, explore the galleries of River Arts District, and examine the collection at Folk Art Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, shuttle, flight, and bus from Mesa Verde National Park to Asheville takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to Asheville is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in April since evenings lows in Asheville dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Blueridge Parkway, Dry Falls
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Biltmore Estate ©
Biltmore Estate
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

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