6 days in Farmington, Mesa Verde National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

6 days in Farmington, Mesa Verde National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Farmington, Mesa Verde National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Farmington
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Payson

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Farmington

Farmington
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Farmington vacation planner.

Albuquerque to Farmington is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Albuquerque in November since evenings lows in Farmington dip to 28°F. On the 17th (Fri), you're off toMesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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.
To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park vacation builder.

Drive from Farmington to Mesa Verde National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Farmington in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°F in Mesa Verde National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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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.
Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 21st (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Lookout Studio, and look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. In November in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 21°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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