4 days in Colorado & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

4 days in Colorado & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Louisville
Fly:  8 h
1
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Louisville

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night
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Discover how to plan a Durango trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Louisville to Durango is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Durango is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Durango when traveling from Louisville in July, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
On the 5th (Sun), trek along South Kaibab Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. July in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Denver

Denver ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Denver, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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