8 days in Denver, Grand Canyon National Park & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

8 days in Denver, Grand Canyon National Park & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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8 days in Denver, Grand Canyon National Park & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  16​h 45​min
End: Denver

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.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with 16th Street Mall, and then steep yourself in history at Union Station. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Denver. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hermit's Rest and Yavapai Geology Museum. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Denver in June, with lows around 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 12 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to South Lake Tahoe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are a bit cooler (77°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

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