4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Burbank
Fly + shuttle:  1​h
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Burbank

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Nordenskiold #16 Trail, then hike along Petroglyph Point Hike, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park tour itinerary maker app .

Burbank to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Burbank to Mesa Verde National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Burbank in August since evenings lows in Mesa Verde National Park dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

2
nights
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 11th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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