8 days in Grand Junction & Thomson Itinerary

8 days in Grand Junction & Thomson Itinerary

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8 days in Grand Junction & Thomson Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Grand Junction
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Denver

Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and RedRock Astronomy. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Junction side-trips: Moab (Arches National Park & Off-Road Tours). And it doesn't end there: get curious at John McConnell Math and Science Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Children's Nature Center, explore the stunning scenery at Dominguez Canyon, and take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction journey maker site .

Denver to Grand Junction is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November in Grand Junction, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thomson.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Moab, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Children's Nature Center ©
Children's Nature Center


Thomson ©
Thomson, originally called Slashes is a city in McDuffie County, Georgia, United States. Bring the kids along to Sandy Creek Nature Center and Bear Hollow Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Thomson: Elder Mill Covered Bridge (in Watkinsville) and Cedar Lane Cemetery (in Milledgeville). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wrightsboro Church and examine the collection at The Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, Georgia.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Thomson itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Junction to Thomson. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Junction in November, expect Thomson to be somewhat warmer, temps between 66°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Thomson

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Athens, Elder Mill Covered Bridge, Cedar Lane Cemetery, The Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, Georgia
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Sandy Creek Nature Center ©
Sandy Creek Nature Center
Bear Hollow Zoo ©
Bear Hollow Zoo
Wrightsboro Church ©
Wrightsboro Church