15 days in Colorado & Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Colorado & Arizona Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado & Arizona Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Patagonia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Canon City
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
8
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Newark


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park route planner.

Newark to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

2
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally get great views at Horseshoe Bend.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Page trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Page in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Page: highs are around 97°F and lows about 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 31st (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along North Kaibab Trail, get great views at Mather Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and look for gifts at Lookout Studio.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Page in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are colder with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): trek along Broken Arrow Trail, then delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Sedona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Patagonia.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail

1
night
Patagonia

Patagonia ©
Patagonia is a town in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Patagonia travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Patagonia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Patagonia are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Patagonia

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Patagonia Lake State Park ©
Patagonia Lake State Park

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Patagonia to Colorado Springs with the Route module. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Patagonia in August: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 83°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

few
hours
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 7th (Tue), take a memorable ride with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Canon City holiday planner .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Canon City: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 8th (Wed), experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Elevation Beer Company.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista online holiday builder .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Canon City in August, things will get a bit cooler in Buena Vista: highs are around 77°F and lows about 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Elevation Beer Company
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy
Elevation Beer Company ©
Elevation Beer Company

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Aspen are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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