5 days in Denver & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

5 days in Denver & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Denver & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Ames
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  25​h 30​min
End: Ames

1
night
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.
To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planning site .

Ames to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ames in December: highs in Denver hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 19°F. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

#Spas
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Spas & Wellness

2
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.
On the 1st (Tue), delve into the distant past at Tusayan Museum, get great views at Navajo Point, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally look for gifts at Lookout Studio.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in December, and nighttime lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Navajo Point ©
Navajo Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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