5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
foot + Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
2
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Long House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park route planning tool .

New York City to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect colder evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from New York City in November, with lows around 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

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

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 16th Street Mall and Denver Union Station. Shop till you drop at Denver Botanic Gardens and Benson Park Sculpture Garden. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Estes Park (Spas, Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, & more). There's more to do: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Denver trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Denver in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Denver are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Estes Park, Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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